Ginger Salad Dressing – The Lemon Bowl®

This is the healthy version of your Japanese steakhouse favorite! Made with just five simple ingredients, you’ll love this ginger salad dressing!

Pour the ginger salad dressing over the vegetables.

Sushi Saturday was a weekly event growing up, a tradition started by my father when I was about 7 or 8 years old. All five of us went to our local Japanese restaurant and ordered their famous green salads with ginger dressing like clockwork. While the restaurant version is delicious, it’s usually loaded with lots of added sugar, mayonnaise, and other extra ingredients that can turn a healthy salad into a heavy calorie load. Not only is my version lighter and fresher, but it’s super easy and convenient to make in the comfort of your own home!


  • rice vinegar: It is low in calories and, unlike conventional white wine vinegar, has a wonderfully light, slightly sweet taste.
  • Soy sauce: Strong umami and salt flavor balances the sweetness of sugar and rice vinegar.
  • ginger root: Freshly grated ginger root has a tangy flavor, often with a sweet aftertaste. If you don’t have fresh ginger, ginger paste will do.
  • Brown sugar: Boosts the natural sweetness of the vinegar and ginger root and balances some of the acidity.
  • Sesame oil: I like to use toasted sesame oil as it adds an extra punch to the delicious, nutty flavor.

How to make ginger salad dressing

Pour the rice wine vinegar into the bowl

Begin your ginger salad dressing by taking a medium bowl and adding the rice vinegar.

Pour soy sauce into the bowl

Then add the soy sauce.

Put ginger root in the bowl

Next add the freshly grated ginger or ginger paste.

Put brown sugar in the bowl

Followed by brown sugar.

Season the salad dressing

Finally season with some salt and pepper.

Whisk together the salad dressing

Whisk until completely combined and the sugar is dissolved.

Ginger Salad Dressing

Drizzle over your favorite vegetable salad and enjoy your ginger salad dressing!

Frequently asked Questions:

Is Ginger Dressing Good For Your Stomach?

Due to the antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, ginger dressing is very gentle on the stomach and good for digestion!

Is ginger dressing high in carbs?

No, ginger dressings and sauces tend to be low in carbs.

How long does homemade ginger dressing keep?

Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should last up to 5 days.

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Liz enjoys ginger salad dressing.

The quick preparation of this ginger salad dressing will have you feeling like you’re in a Japanese restaurant in no time.

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Ginger Salad Dressing

Ginger Salad Dressing

This is the healthy version of your Japanese steakhouse favorite! Made with just five simple ingredients, you’ll love this ginger salad dressing!

PREPARATION: 5 minutes

IN TOTAL: 5 minutes

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Servings: 4

Portion: 2tablespoonCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8GProtein: 0.5GFat: 1.1GSaturated Fatty Acids: 0.2GPolyunsaturated fat: 0.9GSodium: 287mgSugar: 1G

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Liz Della Croce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy eating blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that also happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click here to subscribe to my newsletter:

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