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Carrot–Sweet Onion Dressing

  • Author: Jessica Goldman Foung
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Dressing
  • Cuisine: Egyptian


Remember how the natural sodium found in whole foods is your low-sodium secret weapon? Well, this carrot-based dressing is a perfect example of how to use those higher-sodium ingredients (carrot!) to your flavor advantage. Once you try this recipe, be sure to harness the natural sodium powers of other vegetables, like beets, celery, and artichokes, by making them into dressings, sauces, and drinks, too.


  • 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt-free garlic powder


  • 1. Fill a small pot with 2 inches of water and place a metal steamer basket in the pot, above the water. Bring the water to a simmer over high heat and place the carrot pieces in the steamer basket. Cover and steam over medium-low heat until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
  • 2. Transfer the carrot to a small food processor (or blender). Add the onion, grapeseed oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, and 1 Tbsp water and blend. (The dressing will be slightly chunky, so if you want it smoother, add a bit more water or lemon juice.)
  • 3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

Keywords: carrot onion dressing