Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe - Vegan Japanese Cuisine

Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing

Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe - Vegan Japanese Cuisine
Region / culture: Japan | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 8 | Vegan diet


Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing
Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing

Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing is a flavorful and aromatic dressing that adds a unique twist to any salad. Made with fresh ginger, soy sauce, peanut oil, and white vinegar, this dressing is sure to elevate your salad to the next level.


This recipe is inspired by the flavors of Asian cuisine, where ginger is a commonly used ingredient in dressings and marinades. The combination of ginger, soy sauce, and vinegar creates a tangy and savory dressing that pairs perfectly with fresh greens and vegetables.


How to prepare

  1. Blend the onion, carrot, and celery together until they become very fine.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, including freshly ground black pepper if desired.
  3. Shake the mixture well before using.
  4. For the best results, it is recommended to make it a day in advance to allow the flavors to blend together.


  • Add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • Substitute sesame oil for the peanut oil for a nuttier flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to finely chop the ginger to ensure that it blends well with the other ingredients.

- For a smoother consistency, you can use a blender or food processor to mix the ingredients together.

- Adjust the amount of soy sauce and vinegar to suit your taste preferences.

- Store the dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this dressing over a bed of mixed greens, sliced cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes for a refreshing salad.

Cooking Techniques

Blend the ingredients together until smooth for a creamy dressing.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use tamari or coconut aminos as a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce.

Make Ahead Tips

This dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Presentation Ideas

Drizzle the dressing over the salad in a zig-zag pattern for a professional touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dressing with grilled chicken or tofu for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store the dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

220 per serving


2g per serving


22g per serving


1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dressing is rich in vitamin C and iron from the ginger and vegetables.


Contains soy and peanuts


This dressing is a good source of healthy fats and provides a burst of flavor to any salad.


Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing is a versatile and flavorful dressing that is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. With its bold flavors and easy preparation, this dressing is perfect for adding a touch of Asian-inspired flair to your salads.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Chen, who was known in our small town for her exquisite culinary skills. As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on fragrant tea, Mrs. Chen suddenly pulled out a worn, yellowed piece of paper from her recipe box and handed it to me with a mysterious smile.

"Here," she said, "this is a special recipe that has been passed down through generations in my family. It's for Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing, a dish fit for royalty."

I eagerly took the paper from her hands and studied the ingredients and instructions with awe. The dressing was a complex mix of fresh ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and a touch of honey, all blended together to create a rich and savory flavor profile that promised to elevate any salad to new heights.

As Mrs. Chen watched me with a twinkle in her eye, I knew that this recipe was a treasure worth cherishing. I thanked her profusely and promised to make the dressing for my family soon.

When I returned home that evening, I wasted no time in gathering the ingredients and getting to work in my own kitchen. The aroma of fresh ginger filled the air as I peeled and grated the spicy root, my hands moving deftly as I followed the precise measurements and techniques outlined in the recipe.

As the dressing came together in a smooth, glossy mixture, I couldn't help but marvel at how such simple ingredients could create something so divine. I tasted a spoonful and was immediately transported to a world of exotic flavors and aromas that danced on my taste buds.

The next day, I served the Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing drizzled over a bed of crisp greens and crunchy vegetables to my family. Their eyes widened in delight as they took their first bite, savoring the complex flavors and textures that the dressing brought to the dish.

From that moment on, Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing became a staple in our household, a beloved recipe that I would make for special occasions and gatherings with friends. Each time I prepared it, I would think back to that warm summer day in Mrs. Chen's kitchen and the gift she had given me – not just a recipe, but a piece of her family's heritage and a connection to a culinary tradition that spanned generations.

Over the years, I continued to refine and perfect the Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing, experimenting with different variations and tweaks to suit my own tastes and those of my loved ones. I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, spreading the joy and delight that this simple yet exquisite dish brought to all who tasted it.

As I grew older, I realized that the true magic of cooking lies not just in the flavors and techniques, but in the stories and memories that each recipe carries with it. The Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing became more than just a dish – it became a part of my own story, a connection to the past and a link to the future.

And so, as I sit here now, surrounded by my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I pass down the recipe for Emperor Ginger Salad Dressing with love and pride, knowing that it will continue to bring joy and delight to generations to come. It is a gift from the heart, a taste of tradition, and a reminder that the simple act of cooking can create lasting bonds and cherished memories that will endure long after the last bite has been savored.


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