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. Prepare a delicious homemade salad dressing in a flash!
I love the creamy salad dressing served at places like Shogun, or perhaps you have a local Japanese Teppanyaki place where they serve up a fresh 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, the ingredient is likely to be found at a larger grocery store, often in the product 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.
Perhaps you have a local Japanese Teppanyaki place where they give you a fresh salad before every meal. For a long time, I pondered over what made these salads so amazing. I believe the ingredient you really need is fresh miso paste. I won’t lie, this paste is unlikely to be found in an average small grocery store. Look in a larger grocery store or an Asian market. If you can’t find the paste near you, you can order some online – here’s one source.
My Japanese Salad Dressing
This salad dressing isn’t an intentional copycat recipe from a specific restaurant. Some dressings at Japanese restaurants have elements of garlic, and a few have touches of toasted sesame 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.
The Dressing Ingredients
The ingredients in the recipe are mayonnaise for the creamy base, seasoned rice vinegar, rice cooking wine (mirin), peanut oil, fresh garlic, sugar, soy sauce, and miso. 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.
More Teppanyaki Copycat Recipes
Japanese Salad Dressing is easy to prepare
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, or you can even turn it into a dipping sauce for grilled chicken. I know if you try this salad dressing it will soon become a favorite! Don’t fret if you have leftover miso paste – you can enjoy the miso in many other recipes like the two copykat recipes below.
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.