How To Use Ginger In Salad
If you like exotic and oriental flavors, add ginger to your dishes and it will make regular meals different and delicious. You can add ginger to meat dishes like stews, but it is also an ideal ingredient in salads. There are different ways to do this, so in this OneHowTo article we will tell you how to use ginger in salad so you enjoy this exotic flavor in the simplest recipes.
The first thing to consider is that the natural flavor of ginger is very strong and you can change the essence of your recipe a lot with it, so it is important to control how much you use and use it sparingly if you want to use it as a dressing or sauce. One of the easiest ways to use ginger in salads is to make an infusion with ginger root, strain it and let it cool for a few hours; then mix this ginger water with a little olive oil and use it to flavor your dish. You will see how they taste unique but delicious.
You can use fresh ginger in salad without needing to cook it or boil it. Just peel off some of the root of this plant and put it on your salads; you will notice that it gives your dish a very tasty and exotic touch. Plus you can control exactly how much you want to add, especially considering what we've already mentioned: that it tastes very strongly.
Now we will show you a ginger recipe that will serve to garnish your salad with an exotic and oriental touch. This recipe is perfect for everyone who loves the taste of Asian cuisine. You'll need:
- 1 cup olive oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Ground pepper
Just mix the soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, ginger, pepper and honey in a bowl; mix and then add the oil, stirring so that all the ingredients are blended. Store in a cool place and you can use this dressing for salads whenever you want.
You can also prepare another ginger dressing for salad that will give a delightful touch to your recipes. This is a very simple recipe that you can use whenever you have these ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
- 1 tablespoon ginger juice (you can buy this in health food stores or extract by blending fresh ginger)
To make the dressing for the salad with this sauce, simply mix all the ingredients together and pour this over your food. Fast, easy and delicious, try it and see!
Instead of using ginger in salads as a sauce or condiment, add the ingredient directly to the recipe for a different and delicious dish. For example, mushroom salad with ginger is delicious and easy to make. You will need:
- Button mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Grated fresh ginger
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 clove of garlic, grated
To make the recipe, just put a little oil in a pan and add the mushrooms, stir all the ingredients well and sauté them until you see that everything is cooked. Then remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for 30 minutes (if you want a cold dish); sprinkle a little oil and salt on top and enjoy a delicious meal.
Another recipe for ginger salad is shown below in which you mix walnuts, apples and fresh ginger. The idea is to add the amount of ingredients you want depending on how big you want the salad to be, if it's larger, you'll need more. The first step is to chop the ginger and let it sit in water for about 5 minutes; then peel and cut the apple into fine pieces and let it soak in lemon water for 5 minutes. When everything is soaked, mix the ingredients in a bowl and add the walnuts, salt, pepper and olive oil.
Ginger is an ideal ingredient to add to your recipes because, in addition to providing an oriental touch to your dishes, it has many health benefits among which are the following:
- Improves digestive function
- Helps burn calories and lose weight naturally
- It is a natural anti-inflammatory
- Helps reduce breathing problems
- Relieves toothaches
In this OneHowTo article we'll tell you what the properties of ginger are.
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