This quick and easy ginger dressing is the perfect dressing for any Asian inspired salad, and you only 5 ingredients to make it.
One of my favorite things is the salad with ginger dressing they serve before your meal at the Japanese hibachi places. I just love it. I used to buy it from the restaurants for $7 a pint. I tried out all the copycat recipes available on the internet, and none of them ever tasted right. I’ve since come up with my own recipe, that is spot on, but this vinaigrette is much simpler when I’m in a pinch and want something quick. It may not look the same as that orange stuff they serve in restaurants, but it definitely tastes great and it’s way easier to make.
You should be able to find all of the ingredients for at your regular grocery store, but I prefer to buy mine from our local Asian market because I think the prices and the quality of the products are better. Make sure you choose an unseasoned and unsweetened rice vinegar.
After you’ve had this ginger dressing a few times and you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil to the mix for a change of pace. We tried it the other night and it was delicious, but be cautious…a little bit of sesame oil goes a long way and you don’t want it to overwhelm the other flavors.
Yield 3/4 cup
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- In a small bowl or jar, whisk together ingredients.
- Keep refrigerated for up to one week.