Ginger water and Ginger Carrot Salad are simple ways to include raw ginger in your diet. Ginger water is easy to make, in fact it practically makes itself, and the leftover ginger can be used in whatever recipes you like; even after soaking, the ginger still retains lots of flavor and zing, and great nutrition.
How to Make Healthy Ginger Water
Use as much ginger as you like, the more you use, the more intense the ginger water flavor,
plus you’ll have more ginger leftover to use in other recipes.
- Wash and peel ginger.
- Chop into approx. ¼ inch slices.
- Place into a pitcher or jug and fill with water.
- Refrigerate 8-10 hours or overnight, and that’s it.
You’ve got refreshing and zesty ginger water!
Drink the water and then refill the water using the same ginger; if you’ve used
a lot of ginger, you’ll be able to soak the same ginger several times.
Once the intensity of the ginger water begins to diminish, you can start again with
But what do you do with the old ginger?
Just use it in another recipe!
It will still have plenty of intensity and flavor.
Ginger Carrot salad is an excellent way to use lots of ginger, and because it’s raw ginger, it will be super flavorful.
This ginger carrot salad makes a great great side for any meal, or even a healthy dessert. In fact, leftover ginger carrot salad will become even sweeter the next day, and adding lots of dried fruit will make it even more dessert-like.
Ginger Carrot Salad Ingredients
This is an approximation of what I use in the video, but I never really measure
when I make this dish. Just use a lot more carrot than ginger, and about the same amount
of raisins as ginger, and then whatever other dried fruit you like; the more dried fruit you use,
the sweeter the dish will be, and it will already be sweet from the raisins and carrots, especially
the next day if there are leftovers.
½ cup minced GINGER
5 cups shredded CARROTS
¾ cup RAISINS
plus whatever other dried fruit you like:
prunes, apricot, cherries, etc. (this is optional)
½ cup MAYONNAISE
1 large LEMON…zest and juice
CELERY SEEDS to taste (this is optional, I’ve added these and liked it,
if you want to make the dish less desserty, adding celery seeds and no
additional dried fruits besides raisins is one way to do it)
How To Make a Raw Ginger Carrot Salad Recipe
- Mince the ginger and add it into a large mixing bowl.
- Shred the carrots and add to bowl.
- Add raisins and whatever other dried fruits you like (it’s okay if you don’t add extra
- In a smaller bowl, add mayonnaise.
- Add the zest and juice of a lemon to the mayonnaise.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Add the dressing to the large bowl and mix well.
For the dressing:
Serve immediately, or chill and serve later.
Give ginger water and this healthy ginger carrot salad recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!
And for another very healthy ginger dish, check out this Ginger Chicken Recipe.
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