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Benihana’s Ginger Salad Dressing

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

Benihana's Ginger Salad Dressing

Benihana's Copycat Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe
3.26 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Recipes, Salad Dressing Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $2


  • ¼ cup Chopped Onion
  • ¼ cup Peanut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Fresh Gingerroot
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Celery
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth. May be kept refrigerated up to one week.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Friday 22nd of April 2022

I have original recipes for both of Benihana's dressings and a couple of dipping sauces. I received them in 1977 at Benihana's in NYC from the chef, printed on their paper with logo. I must go looking for that well-worn and food-stained piece of paper! I'm craving their dressing more than ever.