Japanese dressing

Serves: 1 cup
Prep: 10 minutes

Japanese dressing

Japanese dressing is one of my go-to dressings for salads, and especially my Japanese-style beef carpaccio!

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.


Print Recipe

  • lime or lemon juice ½ cup, freshly squeezed
  • light soy sauce ⅓ cup (or use tamari for gluten free)
  • sesame oil 2 teaspoons
  • mirin 2 teaspoons (or use sugar for gluten free)
  • extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • shallot 1, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients.

Serving suggestion: Spoon over beef carpaccio with baby radishes, apple, carrot and coriander.