Why I love this ginger dressing recipe
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 hibachi ginger dressing recipe, that is spot on, but this vinaigrette is much simpler when I’m in a pinch and want something quick.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make this homemade ginger dressing
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.
How to make ginger salad dressing
Prep your flavors. Mince your garlic and grate some fresh ginger – or use jarred if you’re in a hurry.
Measure your liquid ingredients. I like to combine mine directly in the glass measuring cup to save dishes.
Mix the dressing. Add the garlic and ginger to the measuring cup and whisk it all together.
After you’ve had this ginger dressing a few times and you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil (a little goes a long way) to the mix for a change of pace.
faqs & tips for making ginger dressing
This recipe should last in your fridge for up to two weeks – as long as you’ve used fresh ingredients to make it.
This dressing isn’t naturally gluten free, but it can easily be made gluten free by swapping the soy sauce for some tamari sauce.
Making homemade salad dressing is always going to be better for you than store-bought or processed dressing. However, there’s still oil and sodium in it, so I still recommend consuming it in moderation.
More salad dressing recipes:
- Dijon vinaigrette
- Homemade ranch dressing
- Thousand island dressing
- Caesar salad dressing
- Cilantro dressing
This homemade ginger dressing is a super easy and healthy alternative to hibachi style salad dressing. It works with any Asian inspired salad and it’s naturally vegan (swap the soy to make it gluten free). #dressing #ginger
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
- Category: Dressing
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Japanese
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 small garlic clove, minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- In a small bowl or jar, combine together ingredients.
- Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: easy, vinaigrette, healthy, dairy free
Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by Melissa Belanger