This Japenese Salad Dressing is one that I am excited to share with you. Often Japanese restaurants serve two basic salad dressing recipes, this one of those versions. You can prepare a delicious homemade salad dressing in a flash!
Japanese Miso Salad Dressing
I love the creamy Asian salad dressing served at places like Shogun, or perhaps you have a local Japanese Teppanyaki place where they serve up a fresh green salad before every meal. For a long time, I pondered over what made those salads so amazing. I believe the ingredient you really need is fresh miso paste.
I won’t lie, miso paste is unlikely to be found in an average or small grocery store. The ingredient is likely to be found at a larger grocery store, often in the produce section, or an Asian market.
Miso adds a salty rich flavor that you don’t want to miss. Don’t fret, you can enjoy the miso you use in many other recipes. If you can’t find the paste near you, you can order some online.
Creamy Japanese Salad Dressing
This isn’t an intentional copycat recipe from a specific restaurant. Some have elements of , and a few have touches of toasted seed oil.
I love the creamy salad dressing served at places like Shogun so I tried to make a salad dressing in this style. The result was my very own Japanese dressing that blends these different elements together.
Dressing Recipe Ingredients
Here’s a list of what you need:
- White miso
- Seasoned rice vinegar
- Rice cooking wine or mirin
- Soy sauce
- Peanut or vegetable oil
- Toasted sesame oil
If you do a lot of Asian-style cooking, some of these you may already have in your pantry. If you need it, here’s another online source for a wide variety of ingredients used in Japanese cuisine. You will enjoy this dressing on your own iceberg lettuce salad.
How to Make Japanese Salad Dressing
You can make my creamy Japanese salad dressing in no time at all. This salad dressing is not only delicious on a salad, it can also be used to drizzle over fish. You can even turn it into a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.
All you have to do is stir together the ingredients in a bowl. That’s it!
I know if you try this salad dressing it will soon become a favorite! If you have leftover miso paste, you can enjoy the miso in many other recipes like the two CopyKat recipes below.
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- Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
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- Olive Garden Italian Dressing Recipe
- Recipe for Hot Bacon Dressing
- French Dressing Recipe
- Buttermilk Dressing Recipe
- Blue Cheese Salad Dressing Recipe
Be sure to check out more of the best salad dressing recipes and Japanese food recipes.
Japanese Salad Dressing
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white miso
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup rice cooking wine or mirin
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup peanut oil vegetable oil is ok
- 1/8 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix together. Store in an airtight container. The salad dressing stays fresh for about 1 week.
Hi there! I have SO enjoyed your recipes. Are you using Miso paste or powder?
I use miso paste for this recipe.
is mayonnaise mandatory in this recipe?
Yes, it is an important ingredient in this recipe.
Do you have a CopyCat recipe for the creamy Japanese Ginger Dressing? Thanks.
I added ground ginger, extra rice vinegar, and extra sugar… and it turned out perfect! The original recipe had a tad too much sesame oil flavor, but the added ingredients made it perfect!
I am glad you enjoyed the salad dressing with you add-ins.
I recently made your in-and-out burger and found it absolutely delicious. I fried some mushrooms with the onion. yum! Thank you for sharing your recipes.
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This salad dressing was amazing. My friends wanted to know the recipe.
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This recipe looks so delicious. So wanna cook it for dinner tonight.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love eating Japanese food but never tried making it at home. Now with this recipe I’m gonna cook it for my dinner with my friends at home.
When does the 5 minute cook time come into place?
I considered the “cooking time” the time for you to place the ingredients in the bowl, and to stir them.
I really enjoy this type of dressing.
My favorite is the Japanese ginger dressing, do you have a recipe for that?
I am desperately looking for this recipe too! I can’t find it anywhere.
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh gingerroot
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dash each salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in blender container or wok bowl of food processor fitted with steel knife; process until almost smooth. Makes six servings. May be kept refrigerated up to one week.
I found the miso in my store’s dairy case. So glad I did. This tastes close to what my local sushi restaurant serves.
What kind of mayo? Kewpie?
I used Hellman’s. Duke’s would be good as well.
The above recipe is it supposed to say Miso Paste and not Tomato Paste?????
Don, I believe the recipe in the comment section it should be tomato paste, it is for a ginger dressing.
My whole family really enjoyed this salad dressing. We drizzled some over grilled chicken, and we loved it.
I thought this salad tasted just like it does at Shogun!
Kewpie mayonnaise would be much better than Hellman’s.
What brand of mayo do you recommend for this recipe?
I typically use Hellmans, but sometimes Dukes. Honestly, I don’t think it matters.
Japanese salad looks delicious and attractive, I really want to enjoy it
Is this the one they call Soy dressing?
I am not sure, I tend to think of this as miso salad dressing.
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Some of these you may already have in your pantry if you do a lot of Asian style cooking. I know if you try this salad dressing it will soon become a favorite!!
I have tried to make a dressing like this without much success. You have nailed it, Thank you.
Oh boy, oh boy! I’m thrilled to have this recipe because I adore this dressing! Thank YOU!
I hope you enjoy this salad dressing!