Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

Make this when you can get a hold of sweet new harvest onions! This is a onion based dressing that's a little bit Japanese.

Ingredients: about 300 ml

New harvest sweet onions (grated)
150 g
◎ Soy sauce and vegetable oil
60 ml each (4 tablespoons each)
◎ Sake, mirin, rice vinegar
30 ml each (2 tablespoons each)
◎ Sugar
1/2 tablespoon
Ginger and garlic, grated
1 piece/clove each


1. Grate the onion, garlic and ginger.
2. Mix the ◎ ingredients together.
3. Mix very well. The oil will make it quite thick!
4. Or, put it in a storage jar and shake well
5. If using a blender: Put all the ingredients in except for the oil (slice the onion first) and blend. Transfer to a bowl, and mix well while gradually adding the oil.
6. This is a warm vegetable sad. I pressure-steamed kabocha squash, cauliflower, carrot, sweet potato and broccoli.
7. Daikon radish salad: Daikon radish, carrot, mizuna greens and wakame seaweed. Try adding some freshly squeeze yuzu juice or wasabi to give it a Japanese flavor!
8. Sautéed Pork. After cooking the pork, put some of the dressing in the pan, and mix with spinach or mizuna greens. Serve with mashed potatoes.
9. The dressing fits well with shredded cabbage too. Or, try it mixed with pasta (add oil and salt and pepper).
10. It's great for roast beef too. See a 'roast beef' made in a frying pan - Recipe ID: 702360.
11. Onions taste very harsh in the winter, so rest the dressing for 2 to 3 days before using it. You can also add some grated apple or honey to make the dressing milder.

Story Behind this Recipe

Use this sauce when it's hot outside for salads or cold shabu shabu.