Japanese dressing

Japanese dressing is one of my go-to dressings for salads, and especially my Japanese-style beef carpaccio!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 1 cup
Dairy Free, Gluten Free


  • ½ cup lime or lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • cup light soy sauce or use tamari for gluten free
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons mirin or use sugar for gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped (optional)


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Serving suggestion: Spoon over beef carpaccio with baby radishes, apple, carrot and coriander.


Try this Japanese dressing tossed through a simple slaw, or in my Japanese Beef Carpaccio recipe.
To make this dressing gluten-free, use tamari or gluten-free soy sauce in place of regular soy sauce, and swap mirin for sugar.
Dressing will keep for a week in the fridge.