Ginger Recipes

Whether its fresh ginger for an Asian stir-fry, or ground ginger for gingersnap cookies, Allrecipes has the right recipe for you!

Staff Picks

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Rating: 4.84 stars
Delicious, light and fluffy! These taste of Fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing. Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!

Grilled Gingered Salmon

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is one of my most requested recipes, and there's never a crumb left when I make it.

Marinated Pork Medallions with a Ginger-Apple Compote

Rating: 4.68 stars
Fresh pork medallions are marinated in a balsamic vinegar and garlic blend and topped with a fresh, homemade ginger-apple compote.

Amazing Ginger Snaps

Rating: 4.39 stars
My Aunt Lisa always made these chewy ginger snaps around the holidays. These are so easy to make and are sure to disappear for whatever crowd you make them for, your family or a get together. Enjoy!

Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)

Rating: 4.71 stars
Pickled ginger is called gari or amazu shoga in Japanese. It's served with sushi or sashimi and eaten between different kinds of sushi. It helps to clean your taste buds and enhance the flavors. It's also great with Century Eggs - a Chinese delicacy. You can find prepared pickled ginger in pink or white at most Asian markets but I preferred to make my own and share with family and friends.

Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea

Rating: 4.62 stars
If you are having trouble including these anti-inflammatory spices in your diet, here is an alternative to supplements. Actually quite tasty! I believe this tea is popular in Okinawa, Japan. Just remember turmeric stains. I make mine in an old mason jar, wrapped in an old tea towel! Turmeric is used for medicinal purposes in India.

Oma's Ginger Cookies

These little cookies are my grandmother's specialty. Perfect to keep in the freezer for later as well! I used to make these all the time with my grandmother, now I get a huge basket of them for every holiday and birthday! In my grandmother's instructions, it tells you to sift some of the ingredients. It makes for a nicer batter, but I don't own a sifter and it's not particularly necessary, I used a whisk or a fork to turn and fluff the dry ingredients before adding.

Mom's Ginger Snaps

Rating: 4.67 stars
Fabulous, spicy cookies.

Warm Lemon, Honey, and Ginger Soother

Rating: 5 stars
This tangy infusion was inspired by a combination of Indian, Egyptian, and Costa Rican wisdom for soothing the common cold. Make a pot in the morning when you are not feeling well and drink throughout the day, reheating by the mugful as needed. My husband and I keep these ingredients on hand throughout the winter just because we like it. For children, add a splash of orange juice to cool it down.

Asian Ginger Dressing

Rating: 4.45 stars
Terrific salad dressing for all salads - especially great for use on cabbage salads. Everyone who has had the dressing wants the recipe.

Melissa's Grandma's Ginger Lace Cookies

Rating: 4.54 stars
If you've ever wondered why our pastry chef Melissa is so good, you need only dig into her family history to realize that she comes from a long line of talented bakers. This recipe from her great-grandmother Formanek dates from the WWI era, hence no butter. These freeze well.

Triple the Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.75 stars
These are a real pain in the butt to make, but they are worth it. The best ginger cookies I have ever eaten.

Inspiration and Ideas

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing
Rating: Unrated
This is a great dressing just like the kind they serve in the Japanese steakhouses.
Lemon-Ginger Water
Rating: Unrated
This lightly sweetened detox water not only quenches your thirst, it's also loaded with ginger's many health benefits. Adjust the honey and ginger to your tastes. I like to sip this throughout the day, especially during cold and flu season. I sometimes like to add turmeric or a couple pinches of cayenne pepper to the mix.

Ginger Marmalade

Rating: 4.47 stars

This is the best ginger marmalade that I have ever tasted. Recently disappointed with the texture and aftertaste of another ginger marmalade, I searched for a homemade ginger marmalade and found only one very inadequate recipe. I created my own based on an orange marmalade recipe, and it turned out great.