Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

52 reader reviews / 4.04 stars average

This is the healthy version of your Japanese steakhouse favorite! Made with just five simple ingredients, you’re going to love this easy ginger salad recipe!

Ginger Salad Dressing on asian salad with chopsticks

Sushi Saturday was a weekly occurrence growing up, a tradition started by my dad when I was around 7 or 8 years old. All five of us would head to our local Japanese restaurant, Tokyo Grill, and like clockwork, we would all order their famous green salads with ginger dressing.

Ginger Salad Dressing being drizzled onto salad

If you’ve ever visited a sushi restaurant or Japanese steakhouse, you likely know what I’m talking about. While the restaurant version is delicious, it is typically loaded with a lot of extra sugar, mayo and other added ingredients that can turn a healthy salad into a major calorie burden.

Ginger Salad Dressing - an easy Japanese recipe

My version of the classic ginger salad dressing is not only lighter and fresher but it is made with just five simple ingredients. By sticking with high flavor ingredients like fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil and using low calorie, Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar, you can create an incredible Japanese vinaigrette that won’t go to your waistline.

Ginger Salad Dressing closeup

Just think, with all those calories you’re saving on the salad you can splurge on an icy cold Sapporo instead.

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Ginger Salad Dressing on asian salad with chopsticks

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

52 reader reviews / 4.04 stars average
This is the healthy version of your Japanese steakhouse favorite! Made with just five simple ingredients, you’re going to love this easy recipe!
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar (all natural)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over salad greens or use as a vegetable dip.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 0.5gFat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.9gSodium: 287mgSugar: 1g
DID YOU TRY THIS RECIPE? Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!

Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl

20 thoughts on “Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe”

  1. I use to buy ginger salad dressing years ago. But it’s no longer on the market. I ran across your recepie. And it is absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy. I will be making this often. Thank you so much for this recipie!

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