Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing

After YEARS of failed attempts to recreate and fruitless internet searches I finally found the original Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing recipe!! Benihana’s has several of their recipes posted to their website, but here’s the thing. They aren’t the real recipes. How do I know? I’ve tried them as have many family members. Plus – the recipes they had on their site years ago aren’t even close to the recipes they have posted online now. Why do they do this? I have no idea. Just leave them off your website if you don’t want to share with the world.

I like to to make this Avocado Cucumber Salad to pair with this Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing.

I’ve never been called a selfish person (but I can pout with the best of them!), so I’m going to share this Copycat Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing with you. You’re welcome.

TIP- There are a few edits to make this 21 Day Fix approved: Use olive oil in place of the peanut oil but throw in about 4-5 whole peanuts to keep the flavor. Replace the Soy Sauce with Braggs Liquid Aminos and the sugar with honey, Stevia or date sugar.

Benihana's Ginger Salad Dressing
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Benihana's Copycat Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
Serves: 6
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Onion
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Gingerroot
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Celery
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1½ Teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 1½ Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth. May be kept refrigerated up to one week.
Recipe from the web archives


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