Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing

Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing

Today, what we’re gonna be doing is making a Japanese-style salad dressing. One of my favorites because it has onion!

Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing 2

Sometimes, I like to put a little bit of chicken in, or a protein, like tofu, into the salads to make it a complete meal

But today, we’re just gonna do it as a side dish.

Sometimes, I also put in some lemon zest to give it a little bit more of a lemony kick.

We also put some honey in for some sweetness

Sometimes, I use a little bit of brown sugar or white sugar, depending on my mood

The predominant flavor is there with a little bit of tang from the lemon juice, as well as the rice vinegar. And very light. We used extra virgin olive oil for a little bit of a kick.

Have you made a salad dressing with onion before, onion and soy sauce?


Print
       

Japanese style salad with mizuna and onion dressing

Ingredients

Scale

Dressing

  • 1 small Onion
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp 5-peppercorn blend

Salad

  • avocado (quartered)
  • cherry tomatoes (chopped)
  • cucumbers (sliced)
  • Mizuna or Japanese mustard greens
  • walnuts (crumbled)
       

Instructions

For the dressing:

  1. Put olive oil, onion, rice vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, lemon juice, and honey into a food processor.
  2. Blend until everything is incorporated.
  3. Add pepper to taste.
  4. Put the dressing into a container for future use.

For the salad:

  1. Assemble the mizuna in a salad bowl.
  2. Add sliced cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, and avocado.
  3. Add nuts (optional)
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating

 

Konnichiwa! (Hello!) I'm Pat Tokuyama, a Japanese tofu cookbook author, who travels for music, food, and adventure. If you like Japanese food, consider joining the new Daidokoro community to discover how to cook more tasty japanese food!!

** Curious about the Plant Based Japanese Cooking Club? ** Learn more here!

 

Enter your email to get a

free PDF sample !

japanese cooking club getting started with plant based japanese foods cover
18749

Enter your email to get a

free PDF sample !

japanese cooking club getting started with plant based japanese foods cover
18749

Enter your email to get a

free PDF sample !

japanese cooking club getting started with plant based japanese foods cover
18749

Enter your email to get a

PDF sample of Tofu Ryouri

18749
Scroll to Top