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This Hibachi Ginger Dressing is popular at most Japanese inspired restaurants. Make it at home with a few ingredients for a slightly sweet, tangy, and flavorful salad dressing.
This ginger dressing is inspired by other recipes that have been shared on the blog to make the perfect Hibachi night meal at home. It pairs well with a simple salad, Hibachi Style Fried Rice topped with Yum Yum Sauce and Hibachi Chicken.
Eating at a Japanese inspired steakhouse or hibachi restaurant has always been fun!
What is there not to love about a good casual dining experience. You get to sit around a piping hot flat top grill with a chef preparing a meal in front of you. If you're lucky you will also get some fake condiment squeezed at you and witness a flaming pile of onion slices simulate a moving choo choo train.
It is the best food and entertainment experience.
While I love going out to the restaurant to get my hibachi fix, I also love making the same dishes at home. It's not too difficult to recreate the same meal at home, especially the ginger dressing.
- Onion - Use any onion that you prefer or have on hand. Yellow, white, vidalia are all great options.
- Olive oil - Oil is the main ingredient when it comes to making any good salad dressing. You may substitute olive oil for peanut oil instead.
- Rice vinegar - Made with fermented rice and helps to give the dressing its mild and but slightly sweet flavor.
- Ginger - Fresh ginger works best in this recipe. If you prefer to use pre-minced ginger, then you may use that as well.
- Celery - Allows the dressing to have a slight crunch and gives it a fresh neutral flavor.
- Ketchup - Helps to add sweetness and thicken the dressing.
- Soy sauce - Adds salty and meathy flavor to the dressing. A staple in hibachi dishes.
- Granulated sugar - Will balance the saltness and tangy flavor of the dressing.
- Lemon juice - Liguid and acid needed for the salad dressing. Try to use fresh lemon juice.
- Garlic - A small amount is needed in this salad recipe. Use fresh garlic and mince it yourself or use pre-minced that comes in a jar, just make sure there are no additional ingredients.
- Salt - Seasons the dressing, just add a small amount.
- Ground black pepper - Another season needed to balance the dressing, just add a small amount.
Begin the recipe by mincing the onion, garlic, celery, and ginger.
*You may also roughly chop all of these ingredients into small pieces and add them to a blender instead to process for 1 to 2 minutes.
Next, to the blender, add the olive oil, rice vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, granulated sugar, lemon juice, salt, and ground black pepper. Place the top on the blender and blend the ingredients at high speed for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is pureed.
Serve on top of a simple salad and store any leftovers in the refrigerator to use later. Enjoy!
To make this homemade ginger salad dressing, you will need a blender or food processor. Any blender will work and it does not necessarily have to be a high powered expensive blender. The blender that I use and love is a Vitamix Professional Series 750. You may also add all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until the mixture is pureed and it will work just as well.
Be sure to store any unused salad dressing in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator. This homemade dressing will keep for up to 5 days.
Hibachi Ginger Dressing
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- ½ cup onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons celery, minced
- ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
- ½ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Begin the recipe by mincing the ½ cup onion, ½ teaspoon garlic, 2 tablespoons celery, and the 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger.
- *You may also roughly chop all of these ingredients into small pieces and add them to a blender instead to process for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Next, to the blender, add the ½ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 4 teaspoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.
- Place the top on the blender and blend the ingredients at high speed for about 30 seconds or until the mixture is pureed.
- Serve on top of a simple salad and store any leftovers in the refrigerator to use later. Enjoy!
*All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use this recipe for this Hibachi Ginger Dressing? Please share them in the comments below!
I like sweet and tangy flavors, and your Hibachi Ginger Dressing recipe is definitely a keeper for me.
Thank you Angie! It's a great combo!
This Hibachi Ginger Dressing was so delicious and came out perfect with your instructions and tips. I'm looking forward to trying your following recipe. Have a great weekend!
Thank you so much Heidy!!
A dressing with great creamy consistency and well a great flavor, good on a cold pasta as well.
Thank you Mikayla! It is so creamy and perfect for pasta!
This dressing has the exact flavor of the ginger dressing that I get on my salad at a local Japanese restaurant. I love that you have all of the recipes on your site, so I can recreate a dinner out for a fraction of the cost at home.
Thank you so much Patti! Making Hibachi at home is my favorite!!
It's my favorite salad dressing - creamy delicious and perfect for a quick weeknight salad
Thank you Linda!! Definitely a favorite here as well!
A delicious dressing for salads or veggies. I tried with fish and it was amazing too. Definitely on my list of recipes to make often.
Thank you Silvia! Sounds great with fish!
Thank you for this recipe! It tasted just like the one at our favorite hibachi restaurant. I always love the simple green salads when we dine out and now I can make them at home too.
Thank you Amy! That is exactly what I was going for 🙂
I've always loved this dressing and I'm thrilled to find your recipe! Your ginger dressing turned out just like my favorite hibachi place.
Thank you Brianna! It is a really good dressing to have on hand.
The whole family loved this Hibachi Ginger Dressing! I served it over dinner salads and it was a hit. Thanks so much for a delicious recipe.
Thank you so much Michele! So happy to hear!
I have to admit that living in Canada, I have never been to a hibachi restaurant. We’re just looking at the ingredients of this sauce makes me know for sure I’m going to love it! I’m especially intrigued the celery is one of the ingredients
The celery really provides some freshness to the dressing! Hope you give it a try and enjoy it!
I've been searching for this recipe for a while and yours is 100% the best I've found. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much Brendan, happy to hear you enjoyed the dressing recipe!
How long will this dressing keep in the refrigerator? It sounds delicious! I am making it today!
Thank you Kay! In an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should keep for 5 to 7 days.
Wow I prepped this tonight for Valentine’s Day dinner tomorrow and WOW!! It taste just like the ginger recipe from the hibachi restaurant. Definitely going in my recipe book. Thank you!!
Thank you Desiree! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the salad dressing 🙂