Japanese Style Avocado

Get ready to elevate your avocado game with my Japanese Style Avocado Salad! This dish is a breeze to make, taking less than 5 minutes, and it’s packed with flavor. Drizzled with soy sauce and olive oil, this avocado side dish is the perfect combination of simplicity and deliciousness. Dive into my world of Japanese-inspired flavors with this quick and healthy recipe that’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen!

Sliced avocado with a olive oil soy sauce based dressing poured on.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a fan of Japanese-inspired dishes, I’m particularly drawn to my Japanese Style Avocado Salad recipe! It takes the creamy richness of ripe avocados and enhances it with the savory fusion of soy sauce and European olive oil, inspired by combing my Wasabi Avocado Salad together with the flavors found in my Tomato Basil Mozzarella Bites and Marinated Mozzarella Balls recipes!

Inspired by my mother’s cooking creativity, this salad offers a delightful alternative to traditional salads, with a texture reminiscent of a poor man’s Can Tuna Sushi as she would describe it! With minimal prep and maximum flavor, it’s perfect for anyone seeking a quick and healthy side dish that complements Japanese cuisine. Don’t wait to try it – dive into this delicious fusion dish today and elevate your avocado experience!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Avocado – fresh de-pitted and de-skinned sliced avocados.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil or olive oil of choice.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.

🥑 Avocado Ripening Pro Tip

For a quick ripening of your avocado, pop it in a Paper Bag alongside a Banana or Apple. These fruits release ethylene gas, expediting the ripening process.

Sliced avocado on a white plate.

Directions

Step 1 Start by removing the pit and skin from the avocado using my Avocado Preparation Method. Next slice and lightly season with salt.

Sliced avocado.

Step 2 Whisk together the dressing of olive oil and soy sauce, and spoon on top of sliced avocado when ready to serve.

Japanese style avocado served on a white plate.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle a touch of Ground Red Pepper before serving.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Chill before serving to enhance its refreshing and crisp texture.

Pairing Recommendations

This Japanese Style Avocado Salad pairs perfectly with other Japanese-inspired dishes like Japanese Style Seared Salmon or Japanese Pork Stir Fry, along with your choice of rice. Complete your meal with sides like Hiyashi Wakame Seaweed Salad and a bowl of Tofu Miso Soup for a balanced and satisfying Japanese dining experience.

Sliced avocado on a white plate with Japanese style dressing being poured on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular soy sauce, or is there a specific type recommended?

Yes, as long as the soy sauce is of Japanese style, you can choose any brand or processing method that you prefer.

Is this recipe suitable for vegan or vegetarian diets?

Yes, this recipe is suitable for both vegan and vegetarian diets. All the ingredients used are plant-based, making it a perfect choice for those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Can I prepare the dressing ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dressing ahead of time. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and it will keep well for 10-14 days.

How can I prevent the avocado from browning after slicing?

While it's challenging to completely prevent avocado from browning after slicing, you can slow down the process by minimizing its exposure to air. To do this, cover the exposed avocado tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Additionally, adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice over the sliced avocado can help delay browning due to the citric acid acting as an antioxidant.

Storage Tips

To maintain its freshness, store any leftovers in an airtight container. It can be refrigerated and will keep well for 1-2 days.

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Sliced avocado with a olive oil soy sauce based dressing poured on.

Japanese Style Avocado

Discover the perfect fusion of creamy avocado and savory soy sauce with my Japanese Style Avocado side dish. This easy-to-make recipe is a delightful addition to any meal, offering a burst of flavor and a touch of Asian-inspired flair. Elevate your dining experience with this delicious avocado creation!
4.38 from 27 votes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: avocado side dish, avocado soy sauce
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 182kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Japanese style avocado.
  • Cut avocado into slices or preferred sized cubes and set onto serving plate. Here is how we cut my avocado. Note - best kept chilled until ready to serve.
    Sliced avocado.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine Soy Sauce and olive oil, mix well and set aside.
    Sauce for Japanese style avocado.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle sea salt on avocado and drizzle sauce from step 3) to liking. Enjoy chilled!
    Japanese style avocado served on a white plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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