Garlic Soy Sauce Marinated Shiso Leaf and Cream Cheese Salad

Garlic Soy Sauce Marinated Shiso Leaf and Cream Cheese Salad

Cream cheese and soy sauce is great combination! By using garlic soy sauce marinated shiso leaves, it's become an unbeatable combination!

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Cream cheese
70 g
Garlic soy sauce marinated shiso leaves
1/2 to 1 tablespoon
Salad vegetables:
Red onion
Sprouts (radish sprouts, broccoli sprouts etc.)
1/2 bunch
4 if using cherry tomatoes
Canned tuna
1 can (80 g)
about 2 tablespoons
Olive oil
an appropriate amount
Black pepper
to taste
Balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
an appropriate amount
Toasted croutons (optional)
as you like


1. Make the cream cheese marinated in garlic soy sauce shiso leaves. Cut the cream cheese and shiso leaves into 1 cm squares. Leave the garlic from the soy sauce in there and marinate the cheese for about 30 minutes.
2. Slice the onion, rinse in water and drain. Cut the tomatoes into 1 cm cubes. Dry roast the walnuts in a toaster oven and chop up roughly. Wash the sprouts and dry. Drain the oil or water from the canned tuna.
3. Put the onion on a serving plate and top with the tuna, the marinated cream cheese from Step 1, tomato, sprouts and walnuts. Drizzle on some olive oil and balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and add some black pepper. It's even more delicious topped with some croutons.
4. The marinated cheese is great with kamaboko or tofu. It's delicious as an onigiri filling too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love cream cheese with soy sauce, and when I tried adding using shiso leaves marinated in garlic soy sauce it was even better. The marinated shiso leaves really work so well here.