Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

You know that sweet/tart dressing all of the Japanese restaurants use on their salads?  This is it & it’s VERY tasty!  I was surprised to learn it had ketchup in it but that’s actually one of the thickeners.  This will keep for about a week in the fridge.  It has a tendency to separate but a vigorous shake will mix everything back up again.

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup peanut oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced celery
2 tablespoons ketchup
4 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until all of the ginger is well-pureed.  Makes 1 3/4 cups.

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