Wasabi Salad Dressing

"We love wasabi! I found this almost fat-free dressing at http://japanesefood.about.com."
photo by Sandi From CA photo by Sandi From CA
photo by Sandi From CA
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  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste (Japanese horseradish)
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Mix soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add sesame oil and wasabi paste; whisk well.
  • Chill before using.

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  1. mama smurf
    Like everyone else said "we LOVED this dressing". I followed the instructions to the letter and the wasabi is a little strong but we love wasabi so we were happy. Served this over a green salad with seared tuna. Thank you for posting. Made for 213 Zaar Cookbook Tag.
  2. aznbbdoll
    This is DELICIOUS!!! I doubled the recipe as well as added some grated ginger to turn it into a wasabi ginger dressing. I'm serving this tossed with spring greens with seared ahi tuna on top. YUMMY!
  3. Sandi From CA
    This was really nice and I don't even like wasabi! I know, I know... why did I make it if I don't like it? I'm in love with the salad dressing at my favorite sushi place and am trying to find something similar. I know they use wasabi, so this one looked close. And it IS! I cut the wasabi it half and would cut it once again by half for our tastes, but those who love the stuff are going to *love* this recipe. I'll definitely use it again with the slight modification. Thank you for posting, Vino Girl. :)
  4. Allison 333
    I made this for a salad for my hubby today at lunch and it was delicious. The salad was simple, with romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumber, tomato and plain shrimp. We had left over wasabi from some take out sushi we had yesterday so I thought I would try to do something with it. This dressing tastes identical to the dressing used at Fridays TGIF restaurants Oriental Chicken salad. As far as portions go, this made the perfect amount if you toss the salad with it in a large bowl with tongs, and then divide it into the individual portions. Thanks for the great recipe!
  5. FLKeysJen
    We love wasabi too...and you can REALLY taste it here! I usually have to double, triple or quadruple the amount in recipes but this has a strong wasabi flavor as is! Our only complaint was there wasn't enough. This is more like one serving...if you love wasabi!


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