ginger nama shoyu dressing (Life Alive copycat)

OMG have you been to Life Alive? totally in love “The Goddess” dish with Ginger Nama Shoyu dressing.

too bad the place is so friggin’ obnoxious that I hate stepping foot into it.

thank god for the GOOGLE machine.

you have to love two things to love this dressing: raw garlic and raw ginger. it’s pretty intense. I highly recommend eating it with a grain (brown rice, quinoa, etc). without that, I get something else intense: HEARTBURN.

but seriously this stuff is amazing and the recipe below makes a lot. I’m on week 2 of lunch salads. you may want to halve it and go from there, a little goes a long way.

from Kick Ass Kitchen

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp nama shoyu (or soy/tamari sauce)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. BLEND garlic and ginger in a food processor until finely minced.
  2. ADD lemon juice, nama shoyu, and salt until combined.
  3. ADD olive oil slowly and blend until the dressing is nice and smooth.

my girl Jessica found a similar recipe that I’m curious to try. the ratios are totally different and it also has tahini sauce. YUM.


About gibblemethis

I recently (and finally) discovered cooking, baking, and DIY-ing. Yes, I discovered them all and you're welcome. I live in Boston and work at an A&E firm as a mechanical designer for healthcare.
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12 Responses to ginger nama shoyu dressing (Life Alive copycat)

  1. This looks so good! I love new salad dressing recipes!

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  3. Yum! I agree, Life Alive is uber obnoxious sometimes with the level of crowding…having the sauce in one’s own home is so much better 🙂

  4. Amanda says:

    How long will this keep for? It looks good!

  5. Liz says:

    Hi there, just trying to confirm the ingredient amounts – so it’s 1.5 cups olive oil + 2T?

  6. Liz says:

    Also, what would you say is the serving size – 2T? How many servings? Sorry so technical, trying to figure out Weight Watchers points 😉

    • gibblemethis says:

      No problem! It’s a very intense dressing having the raw ingredients, so a little bit goes a long way. I’d start with one heaping tablespoon and go from there.

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