This vibrantly orange dressing—from our friend Chef Tadashi Ono—was made famous by Japanese-American steak houses. It gets its incomparably clean flavor from puréed carrot and fresh ginger. Serve it simply tossed with crisp iceberg lettuce.
1 cup vegetable oil
½ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. sugar
1½ tsp. finely grated ginger
2 medium carrots (about 8 oz.), peeled and roughly chopped
½ medium yellow onion (about 6 oz.), roughly chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 head (about 1 lb.) iceberg lettuce, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces, for serving
Combine oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, carrots, and onion in a food processor, and process until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Combine dressing and lettuce in a bowl, and toss until evenly coated; serve immediately. Unused dressing will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.