With fresh lemon, ginger and garlic, this healthy turmeric salad dressing is like liquid gold! Based on Trader Joe's Almond-Turmeric dressing (now discontinued), this copycat TJ's recipe is vegan and free from oil, gluten and refined sugar. Yield: makes about 1.25 cups or ten (2 Tbsp) servings
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and lemon as desired. Can be used immediately or refrigerated for later use.
To mix the dressing by hand:
Use a microplane to zest the lemon, ginger and garlic. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
A microplane zester is handy for so many things, but especially in this recipe. You'll use it to zest the lemon and to create your own fresh ginger puree. If not using a blender to make the dressing, you can also use the microplane to break the garlic clove down into pureed form.Tip: the easiest way to peel ginger root is with a regular spoon. Just scrape it across the surface to remove the peel. Then your ginger root is ready to be grated/zested.Storage: store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.