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Ginger Dressing Recipe

This quick and easy ginger dressing is the perfect dressing for any Asian inspired salad, and you only 5 ingredients to make it. Makes 6 servings.

Ginger Dressing

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.

Ginger Salad 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.

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.

Ginger Dressing recipe

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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.

Salad with Ginger Dressing

faqs & tips for making ginger dressing

How long does homemade ginger dressing last?

This recipe should last in your fridge for up to two weeks – as long as you’ve used fresh ingredients to make it.

Is ginger dressing gluten free?

This dressing isn’t naturally gluten free, but it can easily be made gluten free by swapping the soy sauce for some tamari sauce.

Is ginger dressing good for you?

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.

 

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Ginger Dressing


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

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


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or jar, combine together ingredients.
  2. Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

  • 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

Ginger Dressing | @simplywhisked

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    sarah
    September 20, 2012 at 5:18 am

    so good!!

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    Curt
    November 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    You can do 2 TBS ginger, 2TBS sugar, 2 TBS soy sauce, 2 TBS minced carrot and 1/4 cup mayo and it tastes and looks almost exactly the same. I think the only difference in the restaurant’s is they use msg in place of some of the soy sauce. I hope you like it!

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