Add some warm and spicy ginger and tamari to this Yuzu Dressing and you’ll be so glad you gave this salad dressing a go! Nothing will taste the same again!
What we love about yuzu is the aromatic fragrance it adds to our dishes. The zesty flavours is a fantastic choice to amp up salad dressings.
So what is Yuzu? Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit similar to a small grapefruit. It is rarely eaten as a fruit but used frequently in Japanese cuisine like a lemon for its rind and juice. Tart and fragrant, yuzu juice adds a fresh taste in sauces, dressings and desserts. You can purchase bottled yuzu juice at Japanese and Korean grocery stores. If you can’t find yuzu juice, lime juice would be fine as a substitute.
For this yuzu dressing, we combine classic Asian flavours together with tamari, sesame oil and ginger to create a tangy and umami salad dressing.
Works a treat with cold soba noodles, simple green side salad or mixed Japanese mushrooms. We have also tested this yuzu dressing over our favourite poke bowl. Warm rice topped with fresh salmon cubes, cucumber matchsticks, shredded egg omelette and blanched spinach. The zesty yuzu, savoury tamari with hints of ginger dressing worked perfectly to flavour the fresh poke bowl.
Yuzu Dressing Ingredients
Yuzu Juice: All the rage as an alternative to lemon, yuzu juice can be found in your Japanese or Korean supermarkets. If you have a wells stocked Asian supermarket, you should be able to find it there too.
Ginger: Grate some ginger into the dressing to add another layer of flavours.
Sesame Oil: Sesame oil is such a fragrant ingredient to cook with. Adding a dash to your stir fry makes a really big difference to its taste. Hence we’re adding it to this recipe for some serious Asian flavours. One of the more generic brands you can get your hands on is Lee Kum Kee Pure Sesame Oil.
Water: Just to dilute it a little as the flavours are quite intense.
Yuzu Dressing Method
Peel the ginger by either scraping the skin with a teaspoon or using a peeler. Then using a microplane or the finest grater you have, grate it finely so that it has an even spread across the salad.
Add tamari, water, yuzu juice, ginger and sesame oil together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Best Salad for This Dressing
Earthy tones of shimeji mushrooms and soba noodles with the added freshness from the cucumber, seaweed and tangy yuzu dressing, this Vegan Soba Noodle Salad needs no sides. A perfect meal for one, for two or for the whole gang!
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- Add tamari, water, yuzu juice and sesame oil together in a small mixing bowl.
- Grate in fresh ginger and whisk well together.
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