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!
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.
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.
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.
Just think, with all those calories you’re saving on the salad you can splurge on an icy cold Sapporo instead.
BTW – if you’re more of a visual learner take a look at the video tutorial that’s in the recipe or check it out here!
Your chopsticks are waiting.
Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
- 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.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl