wafu doresshingu


AKA Japanese salad dressing. I used to buy bottles of this stuff ready-made before I realised just how easy it is to knock up at home (except for the bit where you have to grate the raw onion – wearing shades helps).  Just the thing for when you definitely don’t want to turn the cooker on.

serves 4


(optional) dried seaweed salad mix, which you can buy online here

1/4 small onion, finely grated including juice

2  tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. grated ginger

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp. rice vinegar

2 tsp. sugar

2 tbsp. roasted white sesame seed, lightly pulverised in a pestle and mortar

grated carrot, radish, batons of cucumber, tomato, etc.


soak the seaweed salad if using in cold water

combine the dressing ingredients.

Drain the seaweed, mix together all salad ingredients and pour over the dressing

*(apols for the blurry photo-taken while holding a very wriggly 12 week old)



  1. Lovely stuff (except having to grate the onion… wheuuurf) – this dressing is totally addictive!

  2. Brilliant! I’ve always wondered what went in those awesome dressings!

  3. This dressing is absolutely stonking. Now, where are my goggles? I will need those for grating them onions. Cheers!

    • gastrogeek

      why thank you! Yeah, it’s pretty amazing stuff! (and good luck with the goggles- I’ve also heard crazy rumours about how sucking a teaspoon also helps. Who’d have thunk it?!)

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