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Carrot and ginger salad with Japanese dressing

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Carrot and ginger salad with Japanese dressing

Serves 4 15 min
Ginger, fresh greens and a sweet-and-sour Japanese dressing give this easy salad recipe a lovely vibrancy. You could add a handful of chopped parsley or coriander, or substitute some of the carrot for apple or cabbage.



  • 4-6 medium-large carrots, peeled and coarsely grated or julienned in a food processor
  • 1 small bunch chives, snipped into 1cm lengths or green part 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted in a dry pan until golden

for the dressing

  • 4cm piece ginger, finely grated, to make 4 tsp
  • 4 tbsp sunflower, peanut or rapeseed oil
  • 6 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or salt to taste
  • 4 tsp caster sugar


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    by combining all the ingredients and stirring well. Dress the carrot, then add most of the chives or spring onions and most of the sesame seeds.
  • Step 2

    Turn onto a serving dish and garnish with remaining chives and sesame seeds.

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