Wasabi Avocado Salad

This  Wasabi Avocado Salad will surprise you with the flavors of sushi without actually eating the sushi!

We’re lucky enough to have been invited by our in-laws for an impromptu trip to one of the local casinos we have out here.

We gambled a little, but mostly spent the time swimming with our kids and enjoying the summertime, which was a nice change of pace from always working on LCA!

Japanese style avocado salad with homemade wasabi dressing being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

But you know, LCA is never that far off our minds and as we were making our exit from the hotel, a menu from one of the restaurants caught my eye.

So I walked up for a closer look and there it read “Avocado Salad with Bonito Flakes”.

Now, that’s a pairing I never thought of before and was super interested in how it’d taste.

Unfortunately though, the restaurant was closed so there was no way I could try it out.  So instead, l glanced at the description and got a general idea of what I thought it’d taste like.

So a couple of days later, armed with inspiration from the menu displayed at the hotel lobby, I hit the test kitchen to come up this Wasabi Avocado Salad and it came out great!

Japanese style avocado salad with homemade wasabi dressing, top down shot.

I have no idea what the restaurant version tastes like, but this one is full of avocado and umami, and those are 2 things you can’t go wrong with!

With a dash of bonito flakes and a touch of heat from the wasabi, this dish really takes avocados to the next level!

It’s full of flavors yet all balanced together with a delicate sweet soy dressing.

The avocados provide plenty of sought-after omega-3s all while being pack with potassium and essentials vitamins!

Japanese style avocado salad with homemade wasabi dressing being poured on.

Now, let’s get making this Japanese style Avocado Salad!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Total Time 5M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~5g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Avocado Salad

  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • 1/16 Whole Yellow/Brown Onion
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes (topping)

Wasabi Paste

  • 1 tsp Wasabi Powder (you can sub with packaged/tubed wasabi, but it won’t be nearly as flavorful).
  • 1 tsp Water

Dressing

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In a small mixing bowl, add Wasabi Powder and 1 tsp water and mix well to form a paste (add another 1/2 tsp of water if paste is too dry) .  Once paste is formed, place the small mixing bowl upside down to bring the most out of the flavors.  Note – the more you mix the Wasabi Powder, the spicier it will get.

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3) In a stove top pot, combine ingredients for dressing – Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp water, 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes, Japanese Sake and Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 1 minute.  After 1 minute has passed, strain Bonito Flakes with a strainer and use a spoon to push out any excess juices from the Bonito Flakes.  Transfer sauce to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool down.

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4) Slice avocado and set onto a plate.  Here is how we cut our avocados.

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5) Thinly slice onions and set on top of sliced avocados.

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6) Mix wasabi paste from step 2) into the sauce bowl from step 3).  Once mixed, drizzle sauce on top of avocados to liking.  Top with Bonito Flakes and enjoy at room temp or chilled!

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Hope you enjoy your Japanese style Avocado Salad!

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Japanese style avocado salad with homemade wasabi dressing.

Wasabi Avocado Salad

This Japanese style wasabi avocado salad is brimming of umami soy sauce with avocado oils that makes for a great appetizer.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: avocado salad, japanese avocado salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 49kcal

Ingredients

Avocado Salad

  • 1 Whole Avocado
  • 1/16 Whole Onion Yellow/Brown
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes topping

Wasabi Paste

  • 1 tsp Wasabi Powder you can sub with packaged/tubed wasabi, but it won't be nearly as flavorful.
  • 1 tsp Water

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes can sub with 1/8 tsp of hondashi
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake can substitute with dry sherry
  • 1 tsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add Wasabi Powder and 1 tsp water and mix well to form a paste (add another 1/2 tsp of water if paste is too dr. Once paste is formed, place the small mixing bowl upside down to bring the most out of the flavors. Note - the more you mix the Wasabi Powder, the spicier it will get.
  • In a stove top pot, add Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp water, 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes, Japanese Sake and Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 1 minute. After 1 minute has passed, strain Bonito Flakes with a strainer and use a spoon to push out any excess juices from the Bonito Flakes. Transfer sauce to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool down.
  • Slice avocado and set onto a plate. Here is how we cut our avocados.
  • Thinly slice onions and set on top of sliced avocados.
  • Mix wasabi paste from step 2) into the sauce bowl from step 3). Once mixed, drizzle sauce on top of avocados to liking. Top with Bonito Flakes and enjoy at room temp or chilled!

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Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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