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Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing

Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing – Did you know you can make a Japanese restaurant style recipe for Asian Salad Dressing at home? Plus, it tastes even better than what you get at the restaurant!

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Plus, this Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing is Healthier Too!

It’s no surprise homemade is also a lot healthier too. That’s because restaurant versions are almost always made with refined vegetable oil and refined sugar. My clean version has neither of those ingredients.

I have always loved the famous vibrant orange ginger dressing served at Japanese restaurants so much that sometimes I would go out for Japanese food just so I could have the salad! The dressing always elevates the simple greens into something very special and restaurant-y.

Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing is Not Just for Salads!

The first time I made this recipe was when we had one of my dear friends over to dinner for grilled fish. Everybody poured the dressing on top of their wild salmon before we even got to the salad. I was especially pleased all of the kids loved it so much.

We actually had to make a second batch because by the time everyone put the dressing on their fish we had none leftover for the salad greens!

Since then, I have used the dressing to jazz up grilled fish and shrimp. The influence from this Asian salad dressing is just so good!

Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Butter Lettuce with this Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing

The most common way you’ll find this recipe for Asian salad dressing in a restaurant is over a bed of soft butter lettuce. You might even get some hard-boiled egg, some scallions or thin carrot slices.

If you want to make this salad more elaborate, try topping your greens with avocado, orange slices, onion or other delicious garden vegetables.

For those of you with allergies or food sensitivities, it is helpful to know this Ginger Salad Dressing recipe meets to following dietary restrictions:

Egg Free / Grain Free / Gluten Free / Vegan / Vegetarian/ Nut Free  / Dairy Free/ Paleo-Friendly/ 

All these years, I had no idea the dressing was so easy to make. I wish I would have learned this recipe year ago…


Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing

Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing is so easy to make at home. Plus, it’s healthier and much less expensive than what you get at a restaurant.

Recipe for Asian Salad Dressing
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  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 3 small carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chickpea miso
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey, by Nature Nate’s
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup unrefined macadamia nut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


Place all ingredients in a large food processor or high speed blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve chilled dressing over soft butter lettuce.

NOTE: Dressing will keep for up to four days if stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator.

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Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

What brands of sesame oil, macadamia oil and chickpea miso do you use and where do you find them?

Aimee Harris Niedosik

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Rachel, I went ahead and updated the macadamia oil and sesame oil links so you can easily access them online at Vitacost -- for the chickpea miso, a local Whole Foods or similar health food store should carry this.

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