Hibachi Ginger Salad Dressing (Japanese Style Salad Dressing)

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Hibachi Ginger Salad Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing) is a sweet tangy dressing prepared with simple pantry ingredients in 15 minutes. Use it over your favorite salads or as a dipping sauce.

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Hibachi ginger salad dressing served in a bowl.
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About Hibachi Salad Dressing

Hibachi Salad Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing) is a vegan dressing that is sweet, tangy, and super flavorful.

This dressing is served at most Japanese restaurants with their salads.

Making this Japanese steakhouse-like dressing is super easy at home, and you can be sure of what is in it. You can use the best ingredients to make it, and homemade dressing is also free of chemicals, artificial colors, and preservatives.

Pour this vegan Hibachi ginger dressing over a simple salad and serve it for a Hibachi-style meal with Hibachi fried rice and Hibachi chicken. Absolutely yum!

Store the leftover dressing in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Shake well before every use.

Ingredients

Hibachi ginger salad dressing ingredients list 1.
Hibachi ginger salad dressing ingredients list 2.

Ginger – Fresh ginger is the star ingredient of this recipe and adds a great flavor. Use freshly grated ginger for the best taste.

Red Onions add a nice, pungent flavor to the dressing. Use any onion (yellow or white) if they’re unavailable.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Use good quality extra virgin olive oil. You can replace extra virgin olive oil with avocado, sesame, grapeseed, avocado, light olive, or peanut oil.

Rice Vinegar – It gives the dressing a mild, sweet flavor. You can replace it with white wine vinegar, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, or lime juice.

Dark Soy Sauce and Ketchup – A staple in hibachi cooking, dark soy sauce adds an umami taste to the dressing. On the other hand, ketchup adds a sweet, tangy flavor.

Sugar – Balances the salty and tangy flavor of the dressing. You can replace it with honey (not vegan), agave nectar, or maple syrup.

Lime Juice – Use only freshly squeezed lime juice for the refreshing, tangy flavor.

Others – You will also need celery, salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and water.

You can add some miso paste to this dressing to change the taste.

How To Make Hibachi Salad Dressing

Place the following ingredients in a small food processor or a blender.

  • ½ cup roughly chopped red onions
  • 3 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
All the ingredients added to a blender.

Process until mostly smooth.

Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the desired consistency.

Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Ready Hibachi salad dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a gluten-free Japanese ginger dressing?

To make it gluten-free, replace soy sauce with tamari. All the other ingredients are naturally gluten-free.

Can I make a healthier version of hibachi salad dressing?

Yes, you can make a healthier version of hibachi salad dressing by making a few modifications. You can use reduced-sodium soy sauce, substitute the sugar or honey with a natural sweetener like maple syrup or stevia, and reduce the amount of oil used in the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

This dressing is served at Hibachi restaurants along with their Hibachi Vegetables, Hibachi Chicken, Yum Yum Sauce, Hibachi Noodles, and Hibachi fried Rice.

You can use it as a salad dressing and add it to any of your favorite salads.

Add to fried rice, noodles, or grilled chicken or fish recipes.

Use it to make Buddha bowls.

It can also be used as a marinade for grilled meats, a dipping sauce for dumplings or spring rolls, or drizzled over steamed vegetables for added flavor.

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Hibachi Ginger Salad Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing) is a sweet tangy dressing prepared with simple pantry ingredients in 15 minutes. Use it over your favorite salads or as a dipping sauce (vegan).
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Hibachi Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe (Japanese Style Salad Dressing)

Hibachi Salad Dressing (Japanese Salad Dressing) is a sweet tangy dressing prepared with simple pantry ingredients in 15 minutes. Use it over your favorite salads or as a dipping sauce.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup roughly chopped red onions
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce (use tamari for gluten-free)
  • 3 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • water (as required)
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Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a small food processor or a blender.
  • Process until mostly smooth.
  • Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the desired consistency.
  • Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Notes

You can replace extra virgin olive oil with avocado oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, light olive oil, or peanut oil.
You can replace rice vinegar with white wine vinegar, white vinegar, or lime juice.
Red onions add a nice pungent flavor to the dressing. If they’re not available, then use any onion (yellow or white) available in your pantry.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Sodium: 564mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 75IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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