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 simulating 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.
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Hibachi Ginger Dressing
- 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.
- 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 used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.