Japanese Vinaigrette (Wafu Salad)

Here is my all-purpose salad dressing to dress any leafy greens and raw veggies like tomato and cucumber. 'Wafu' means Japanese-style. This dressing is an aromatic, flavorful combination of classic ingredients yet still simple and easy to whip up with minutes.

Serve 2

For the Dressing:
 2 Tbsp white or rice vinegar
 1 tsp soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
 1/4 tsp sugar or molasses
 1 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp olive or flaxseed oil
 1/2 tsp roasted white sesames or chia seeds
 1 tsp tonkatsu sauce (optional)
 1 clove garlic or 1 tsp ginger, grated
For the Salad:
 Any lettuces you prefer
 Tomato, chopped
 Cucumber, chopped
 Any (roasted) nuts
1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add to the salad right before serving, leave some balance dressing for dipping.
☼ Keep this dressing handy in your fridge, can keep up to 3 days.


  1. Using Tonkatsu sauce for Wafu salad, this is special. U know what, I actually tried this vinaigrette last weekend, my family love it, sure a keeper! Thanks for sharing so many awesome recipes, Daphne.

    1. Thanks, glad your family like it! ;)