20+ Recipes with Ginger

Last Updated January 19, 2018
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Even though it usually plays a supporting role, ginger is the one ingredient you definitely don't want to skip. See how it brings a spicy-sweet heat to everything from salad dressing to apple pie in these recipes. 

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Sesame Ginger Dressing on Grated Carrots
Pair this dressing with an Asian slaw containing shredded red cabbage, broccoli and carrots, or toss with multicolored carrots. I prefer Braggs Aminos, a gluten-free soy sauce alternative made from...

Ginger Sesame Orange Salt

Ginger Sesame Orange Salt
This salt has an Asian twist. Try it on rice, noodles, chicken teriyaki, beef, sushi or salmon, or even on chocolate fudge.

Kale & Raw Garlic Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

This kale and garlic salad with ginger miso dressing is simple and gives you room to play around. Choose to add in walnuts or tofu for instance.

Carrot, Coconut, and Ginger Soup with Cilantro Sambal

Carrot coconut and ginger soup with coriander
Carrot and cilantro is a soup classic.

Ginger and Lemon Cauliflower Soup

lemon ginger cauliflower soup
This is a recipe in which the supporting ingredients—in this case, ginger and lemon— bring life to cauliflower.

Roasted Carrot and Chestnut Soup with Ginger and Cilantro Cream

Roasted Carrot and Chestnut Soup
Like almost every soup, it tastes even better if made the day before and reheated.

Tomato Ginger Soup

Tomato Ginger Soup
Tomato soups of all kinds, hot or cold, pureed or chunky, are some of my favorites. But I get in a rut with gazpacho-type soups and occasionally want something different. This one is a great starter...

Curried Lentil Sprouts with Ginger and Garlic Cilantro Sauce

The sauce turns these curried lentils into a main dish. (Derived from thenourishinggourmet.com.)

Butternut Squash, Ginger and Miso Latkes with Sauteed Greens

butternut squash and latkes
Potato latkes are of course the classic recipe, but Elizabeth Byrd adds her own seasonal twist with butternut squash that makes them even more delicious! She paired the sweetness of the squash with...

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric and Orange

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric and Orange
Now matter how hard I try, I still fall into the rut of serving the same few well-loved meals over and over. If I hadn’t forced myself to buy one different produce item each week, I would have never...

Punjabi-style Beets with Ginger (Punjabi Chukandar Ki Sabzi)

Punjabi-style Beets with Ginger (Punjabi Chukandar Ki Sabzi)
North Indians nearly always start beet dishes with the raw vegetable, and generally cut it quite small so the pieces can be picked up easily with morsels of local flatbreads or rice. Save the stems...

Ginger-Lime Scallop Ceviche

Ginger-lime scallop ceviche
You needn’t confine yourself to sea scallops — bay scallops work well, too.

Lobster and Spring Onion Pot Stickers with Quick Pickled Fresh Ginger

There is no point in making just a few dumplings from scratch. Make dozens and freeze what you aren’t going to eat straight away. To freeze, simply lay them out on a sheet pan before putting them in...

Ginger Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are the perfect canvas for this savory-sweet glaze. For additional pop, you can sprinkle them with a mix of black and white sesame seeds, ground ginger and red pepper flakes once the thighs come out of the oven.
Chicken thighs are the perfect canvas for this savory-sweet glaze. For additional pop, you can sprinkle them with a mix of black and white sesame seeds, ground ginger and red pepper flakes once the...

Ginger Braised Pork

Nasi Kuning and Babi Ketjap are nostalgic dishes for me. I grew up on this kind of food, cooked by my mother, who was born in Indonesia. The flavors of ginger mixed with sweet soy sauce, or turmeric...

Datil Ginger Peach Ice Cream Sandwich

datil ginger peach ice cream sandwich
The ultimate treat to beat the heat? An ice cream sandwich! It’s easy to make at home using your favorite flavors of ice cream and cookies. Need some inspiration to get you started? We’ve...

Ginger Stone Fruit Crumble

Recipe by Chef Kelli Lewton-Secondino, Owner, Two Unique Caterers, Royal Oak

Ginger Apple Pear Pie

ginger pear apple pie at knead bakeshop in jacksonville florida murray hill
This delicious pie works with either a lattice or solid top crust. Either way, you won’t have leftovers for long!

Ginger Crème Brûlée

As Julia Child once said, “I think everyone should have a blowtorch.”
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