Hibachi Ginger Dressing (2024)

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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 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.

Ingredient Notes

  1. Onion - Use any onion that you prefer or have on hand. Yellow, white, vidalia are all great options.
  2. 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.
  3. Rice vinegar - Made with fermented rice and helps to give the dressing its mild and but slightly sweet flavor.
  4. Ginger - Fresh ginger works best in this recipe. If you prefer to use pre-minced ginger, then you may use that as well.
  5. Celery - Allows the dressing to have a slight crunch and gives it a fresh neutral flavor.
  6. Ketchup - Helps to add sweetness and thicken the dressing.
  7. Soy sauce - Adds salty and meathy flavor to the dressing. A staple in hibachi dishes.
  8. Granulated sugar - Will balance the saltness and tangy flavor of the dressing.
  9. Lemon juice - Liguid and acid needed for the salad dressing. Try to use fresh lemon juice.
  10. 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.
  11. Salt - Seasons the dressing, just add a small amount.
  12. Ground black pepper - Another season needed to balance the dressing, just add a small amount.

Instructions

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!

Equipment

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 aVitamix 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.

Storage

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.

More Hibachi Recipes:

  • Hibachi Style Fried Rice
  • Hibachi Vegetables
  • Yum Yum Sauce
  • Hibachi Chicken
  • Hibachi Shrimp
  • Hibachi Shrimp
  • Homemade Yum Yum Sauce
  • Hibachi Vegetables
  • Hibachi Chicken

Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ways to use this recipe for this Hibachi Ginger Dressing? Please share them in the comments below!

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Hibachi Ginger Dressing (10)

Hibachi Ginger Dressing

LaKita Anderson

This Hibachi Ginger Dressing is popular at most Japanese inspired restaurants. Makeit athome with a few ingredients for a slightly sweet, tangy, and flavorful salad dressing.

4.74 from 169 votes

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 0 minutes mins

Total Time 10 minutes mins

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Servings 8

Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons celery, minced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 350mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

*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.

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    • LaKita

      Thank you Elise! Happy to hear the ginger dressing was a success for you 🙂

      Reply

  1. Hannah

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (15)
    I make this for my family all the time, and this is a fan favorite. Everyone says it tastes JUST LIKE our hibachi restaurant's dressing so thank you so much for sharing, LaKita!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you so much Hannah! So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the dressing recipe!

      Reply

  2. Courtney

    Is the nutritional information per serving or for the whole thing?

    Reply

    • LaKita

      The nutritional information is per serving.

      Reply

  3. Cindy A.

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (16)
    Tastes just like the restaurant!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Cindy, glad to hear it 🙂

      Reply

  4. Tonya Z

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (17)
    Sooo good! I love how creamy this dressing is, it's perfect for simple salads as well as summer rolls and fresh veggies to dip in. I add a little Sriracha and sesame oil when I'm using for sushi rolls. Thank you for sharing! 😋❤️

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Tonya! The addition of sriracha and sesame oil sounds amazing! I'll definitely have to try pairing it with sushi rolls 🙂

      Reply

  5. Vicki

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (18)
    Perfect Recipe. Thank you!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Vicki!!

      Reply

  6. Desiree Hatton

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (19)
    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!!

    Reply

  7. Kay Miller

    How long will this dressing keep in the refrigerator? It sounds delicious! I am making it today!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Kay! In an airtight container in the refrigerator, it should keep for 5 to 7 days.

      Reply

  8. Brendan

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (20)
    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!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you so much Brendan, happy to hear you enjoyed the dressing recipe!

      Reply

  9. Ksenia

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (21)
    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

    Reply

    • LaKita

      The celery really provides some freshness to the dressing! Hope you give it a try and enjoy it!

      Reply

  10. Michele

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (22)
    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.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you so much Michele! So happy to hear!

      Reply

  11. Brianna

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (23)
    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.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Brianna! It is a really good dressing to have on hand.

      Reply

  12. Amy Casey

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (24)
    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.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Amy! That is exactly what I was going for 🙂

      Reply

  13. silvia

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (25)
    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.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Silvia! Sounds great with fish!

      Reply

  14. Linda

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (26)
    It's my favorite salad dressing - creamy delicious and perfect for a quick weeknight salad

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Linda!! Definitely a favorite here as well!

      Reply

      • Kortnie

        This is the best ginger dressing I’ve ever had! What is the serving size for the 138cals? Thank you!

        Reply

        • LaKita

          Thank you Kortnie! It's about 1 ounce or 1/8 cup.

          Reply

  15. Patti@PattyCakesPantry

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (27)
    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.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you so much Patti! Making Hibachi at home is my favorite!!

      Reply

  16. Mikayla

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (28)
    A dressing with great creamy consistency and well a great flavor, good on a cold pasta as well.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Mikayla! It is so creamy and perfect for pasta!

      Reply

  17. Heidy

    Hibachi Ginger Dressing (29)
    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!

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you so much Heidy!!

      Reply

  18. Angie

    I like sweet and tangy flavors, and your Hibachi Ginger Dressing recipe is definitely a keeper for me.

    Reply

    • LaKita

      Thank you Angie! It's a great combo!

      Reply

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