A Snack: Avocado w/ Ginger & Carrot Dressing

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A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

A monsoon has arrived in Los Angeles. Not sure if you’ve heard. I’m sure you know because every Angeleno is posting photos on Instagram as if they’ve never seen rain before. I understand, it is pretty mesmerizing and soothing and peaceful.

This week I’ve vowed to stay on this cleanse and I’m doing pretty great so far. Granted it’s only been like a day. But still! The best part about this cleanse is that I can eat because I have to chew! I don’t know if that makes sense at all but the hardest part about those psychotic juice cleanses is that you never eat. At least with this one I can have food.

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

This recipe is tweaked from Goop and it tastes exactly like the ginger carrot dressing at Benihana. If you went as a kid, you’ll remember it well.

Every single birthday party for at least 3 years took place at Benihana.

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

This snack is something I could eat, cleanse or no cleanse. A pretty avocado paired with this dressing is super tasty. The sprinkling of sesame seeds adds some nice texture.

The best part about this cleanse is that it’s been giving me cravings for sugar. That means I’ve been brainstorming up a storm all sorts of fun food things that have nothing to do with healthy anything. I’m excited for us!

A Snack: Ginger Carrot Dressing with Avocado

A Snack: Avocado w/ Ginger & Carrot Dressing

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 3 /4 cup dressing


  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 small carrots,, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 shallot,, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2- inch knob of ginger,, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet white miso paste
  • 1 avocado,, fanned
  • Sesame seeds,, for topping


  • To a blender or food processor, add the water, carrots, shallot and ginger. Pulse until carrots and shallot are thoroughly minced. Scrape down the sides and with the blender running, pour in the grape seed oil, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and sweet white miso paste. Allow the blender to run for 30 seconds or so. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to taste. I added just a pinch of salt.
  • To assemble the snack: half an avocado. Peel the avocado and place flesh side down on a cutting board. Slice it thinly and then gently press on the top, fanning it out. Place a liberal tablespoon of dressing onto the plate. Top with the avocado and then garnish with a few sesame seeds and a pinch of salt.
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  • Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship February 27, 2016 at 8:37 am

    If people want to see rain – then they should come over to England. Then they will want to go straight back!

  • Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog January 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    avocado slicing on point!

  • Reply Kari January 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    That’s my kind of snack! I love avocado.

  • Reply Rahul @ samosastreet January 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

    the flavors sound phenomenal! I must say, I need to make that dressing asap

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens January 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    This is so beautiful! I am usually too impatient with my avocado snacks and just end up eating them out of their shell with some salt and lemon juice. I’ve got to try this dressing!

  • Reply Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient January 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I love this! I often have half an avocado with just a bit of salt and pepper as a snack. This dressing will really kick it up a notch!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 6, 2016 at 9:51 am

      I love having it in that simple way too but this dressing definitely adds a little pizzazz!

  • Reply Tori January 6, 2016 at 2:33 am

    What a simple, yet totally amazing, snack idea! These are the kind of things we all need to get us through January. That dressing sounds delish!