Take a trip to Tokyo with these easy Japanese salad recipes! From traditional recipes like sunomono – to Japanese steakhouse favorites like carrot ginger dressing, I’ll show you how to make some of the most popular and delicious salads from Japan!
Seaweed Salad (Kaisou Salada)
Do you like it tart? Well, this seaweed salad is pucker worthy. This was actually my favorite salad as a kid. Make this vegan salad anytime you’re needing a true taste of Japan.
Japanese Sesame Dressing (Restaurant Style)
This Japanese salad dressing is nutty, creamy, slightly sweet and loaded with umami. Whether from a bottle or homemade, sesame dressing is typically a simple mixture of toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, sugar and salt.
Japanese Watercress Salad (クレソン サラダ)
My favorite way to eat this vitamin K loaded leafy green is to quickly blanch it and then dress it with a simple combination of rice vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce and mirin.
Japanese Coleslaw (Japanese Cabbage Salad)
Of the many Japanese variations on cabbage salad, this one packs a real punch. And don’t worry if you’re in a hurry! While you can shred cabbage and carrots, you can totally use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix from the grocery store.
Japanese Caprese Salad
Wait, what makes this classic Italian salad Japanese? Answer: the Japanese onion vinaigrette. It’s sweet, umami and slightly pungent – and it pairs so nicely with vine fresh tomatoes and mozarella.
Hiyashi Chuka (Chilled Ramen Salad)
Mixing salad and cold ramen noodles is about as playful as Japanese salads get. And it’s the most refreshing of light lunches that still manage to fill you up in the process.