Does anyone else agree with me that the highlight of the Katsu Curry from Wagamama's is the side salad because the dressing is so delicious? I recreated the flavours at home to make this Wagamama-Inspired Salad Dressing tastes just like the one from the restaurant!
It's the perfect combination of different flavours - the saltiness of the soy sauce, the sweetness of the agave syrup, and the sourness of the vinegar all pairs beautifully with the subtle but fiery heat of the ginger and aroma of the garlic.
This dressing is delicious enough to transform any boring salad leaves into a wonderful dish that you just can't stop eating!
This dressing also happens to be vegan, and you can make it gluten-free by substituting the soy sauce with tamari. I've also made a naturally sweetened version here by using agave syrup instead of sugar, but feel free to substitute any other sweetener you like.
What's more, it's so quick and easy to make! I'd recommend making it fresh each time you'd like to eat it because the fresh garlic doesn't keep particularly well.
If you like this Wagamama-Inspired Salad Dressing, check out my insanely delicious Japanese-style Sesame Dressing! Or if you're looking for more great salads, check out this:
Looking for more Wagamama-inspired recipes? You might like these Wagamama-Inspired Wok-Fried Greens!
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Wagamama-Inspired Salad Dressing (Vegan + GF)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or sub any other flavourless oil)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon tamari (or sub soy sauce if not gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon agave syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
- ¼ teaspoon grated ginger (or sub ground ginger)
- 1 clove garlic , grated or pressed
- Pinch ground black pepper
- Mix all ingredients for dressing together in a small bowl
- Pour over salad leaves and toss
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