Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

Introducing my Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing, a delightful condiment that captures the essence of hibachi steak houses! In just 5 minutes, you can create this all-natural dressing, devoid of preservatives or additives. With its fresh ginger, onion, and a blend of wholesome ingredients, it adds a burst of Japanese flavor to your salads that I promise you will love!

Japanese ginger salad dressing bring poured onto a spring mix salad.

Why I Love This Recipe

This Japanese ginger dressing is a staple in my kitchen whenever I want to add a burst of flavor to my salads! It’s incredibly easy to make and perfect for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet. The combination of ginger, rice vinegar, ketchup, and a hint of sweetness creates a blend of Japanese inspired flavors that I truly love and it elevates any salad!

What’s even better is that all you have to do is add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend together. Crafted with all-natural ingredients, I made sure it’s the dressing for perfect for health-conscious individuals who appreciate the simplicity of homemade dressings! The best part, making this dressing much like my Caesar Dressing and Miso Salad Dressing is a breeze!



  • Ginger– fresh ginger.
  • Onion – yellow or brown onion.
  • Garlic– fresh garlic.
  • Rice VinegarRice Vinegar distilled from rice used in Asian cuisine. Can sub with distilled white vinegar.
  • Ketchup – regular ketchup.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Sweetener –  use your preferred sweetener.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor.
  • Lemon – fresh lemons.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.

🥗 Salad Dressing Oil Note

It’s best to use neutral-tasting oils for your salad dressing such as Sunflower Oil, Peanut Oil, Safflower Oil, Vegetable Oil, and Canola Oil. Try to avoid oils like olive oil or sesame oil, which can impart distinct flavors.

Spring mix salad topped with homemade Japanese ginger salad dressing being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Combine fresh peeled ginger, onion, garlic, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sweetener, neutral cooking oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Japanese ginger salad dressing in a food processor.

🧂 Flavor Adjustment Pro Tip

To customize the ginger flavor of your dressing, incorporate additional Ginger in half-inch increments, fine-tuning it to match your personal taste.

Step 2 Pour the dressing over your salad of choice.

Japanese ginger salad dressing salad over spring mix.

🍛 Garnishing Pro Tip

For an authentic hibachi ginger salad presentation, garnish with Shredded Carrots on top.

🥗 Serving Note

This dressing is best served chilled and complements various lettuce mixes, including Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Green Leaf Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce, and Spring Mix. For the best taste, it’s advisable to toss the salad with the dressing before serving.

Paring Recommendations

To complete your meal, consider serving it alongside traditional Japanese dishes like Tofu Miso Soup, which complements the dressing’s flavors perfectly. For a hibachi-style feast, it’s an excellent choice to accompany particular hibachi style dishes like Hibachi Chicken and Garlic Chicken Fried Rice. This combination will elevate your dining experience to at home hibachi meal!

A spring mix salad next to a bottle of homemade Japanese ginger salad dressing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this dressing suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, this dressing is vegetarian and vegan-friendly as it contains no animal products.

Is this dressing gluten-free?

It can be made gluten-free by simply using gluten-free tamari soy sauce as an alternative to regular soy sauce.

Storage Tips

Use an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. The dressing will maintain its quality for 7-10 days when properly stored.

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Japanese ginger salad dressing bring poured onto a spring mix salad.

Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

Elevate your salads with the exquisite flavors of Japanese Ginger Dressing, reminiscent of hibachi dining. Try my Japanese Hibachi Salad Dressing recipe for a delightful twist on a classic condiment.
4.20 from 36 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese ginger dressing, Japanese ginger salad dressing, Japanese hibachi salad dressing, Japanese salad dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 Salads
Print Recipe
Calories: 101kcal


  • 2 oz Onion
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 Cup Cooking Oil neutral, no flavor or taste
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredient for Japanese ginger salad dressing on the counter top.
  • Peel skin off ginger.
    Peeled ginger on cutting board.
  • In a food processor or blender, add in all the ingredients and pulse until evenly blended.
    Japanese ginger salad dressing in a food processor.
  • Serve on top of your favorite salad greens.
    Japanese ginger salad dressing salad over spring mix.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. This dressing is AMAZING!!! I put it on coleslaw!

  2. This dressing was very tasty. It was exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Love this – so happy to find your recipe. It really livens up a salad without all the sugar, but isn’t overpowering.

  4. Just made this and it is absolutely DELICIOUS! I used red onions and coconut aminos. It’s my new favorite dressing and will be my go-to as it’s so simple and quick – many thanks for posting it!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      So happy to hear you like the ginger salad recipe Nisha! It holds in the fridge for 7-10 days, so perfect for a go-to dressing!

  5. Melody Safo

    I’m gonna try making this recipe, but I don’t really like ketchup. What can I use to substiutue for it?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Melody – since ketchup is used as the base of the salad dressing, I think it might be difficult to sub it out. You could try tomato paste with extra sweetener, but in essence, that would still be like ketchup. You can give cocktail sauce a try, but that would alter the taste of the dressing.

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