Hibachi at Home
October 2, 2021

Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Jason Farmer

You know that house salad they serve before every meal at Benihana? The one with that sweet, tangy, gingery salad dressing? Well, today I’m going to show you the exact recipe they use at all Benihana restaurants! And I’m going to give you some helpful tips to make your salad at home even better than what they serve at your local Japanese hibachi steakhouse!

Download the full recipe document here:

Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe Document



½ cup (120 ml) chopped white onion 

½ cup (120 ml) peanut oil 

¼ cup (60 ml) unseasoned rice vinegar 

¼ cup (60 ml) water 

2 tablespoon (20 gram) chopped ginger 

2 tablespoon (20 gram) chopped celery 

2 tablespoon (30 ml) soy sauce 

1 tablespoon (18 gram) tomato paste OR 2 tablespoon ketchup (40 gram) 

1 tablespoon (15 gram) granulated white sugar, (½ tablespoon (8 gram) if using ketchup) 

2 teaspoon (11 gram) lemon juice 

¼ teaspoon (1.5 gram) kosher salt 

⅛ teaspoon (½ gram) black pepper 

Extra kosher salt, to taste, if necessary


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until lightly chunky. 

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