Wasabi-Soy Vinaigrette

Wasabi-Soy Vinaigrette

This all-purpose salad vinaigrette is reminiscent of the wasabi-tinged soy sauce you might have with a California roll. Soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil waltz in time, while the wasabi paste adds nose-clearing excitement. As with any recipe, feel free to adjust the ingredient amounts to your taste preferences, especially the wasabi, which can be scaled down or up. Be sure to shake if it’s been sitting in the fridge, as it wants to separate.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    In a small liquid measuring cup or a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine 1/4 cup water, the garlic, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and wasabi paste. Whisk to combine, or, if using a jar, seal tightly and shake vigorously until emulsified. Taste and add more wasabi if you like; the wasabi flavor will intensify as the vinaigrette sits.
  2. Step 2

    Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. This tastes great with any green salad, of course, but also with raw, crunchy vegetables, like cucumbers, sugar snap peas and thinly sliced asparagus.