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Teriyaki Salad Dressing

This teriyaki salad dressing is just like the delicious Asian dressing served on iceberg salads in Teriyaki restaurants in Washington state. Made with just 5 ingredients, the creamy dressing is dairy free and perfect with Teriyaki Chicken.

close up of romaine salad with creamy teriyaki salad dressing

Teriyaki restaurants

If you live in Washington state, you’ve likely hit up a local teriyaki restaurant. They are EVERYWHERE! In fact some even say teriyaki should be Seattle’s official food.

While at first this was a little confusing to this Hawaii girl (teriyaki is a sauce, not a cuisine!), I’m now used to it. I even appreciate knowing that, without having to cook, I can get a quick chicken katsu or some other Asian fusion meal whenever I want.

While I prefer making my own teriyaki chicken to avoid the goopy sauces I find in most of the restaurants, I do love their teriyaki salad dressing.

Teriyaki salad dressing just like the restaurants

Teriyaki plate with chicken, rice, and salad topped with teriyaki salad dressing

This dressing is called teriyaki salad dressing, not because it actually has teriyaki sauce, but because that’s what people search for when they want the dressing they get in a teriyaki restaurant!

I quizzed my local teriyaki joint to get their restaurant recipe and found it’s pretty easy. The only change I made was to use honey instead of white sugar because I prefer whole ingredients.

I actually like the taste of the honey better! For the salad, I like to use chopped Romaine lettuce instead of iceberg, along with sliced carrots, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.

Best main dishes to pair with your teriyaki salad dressing

You can serve this teriyaki salad dressing alongside any of your favorite Asian recipes, so don’t feel limited by teriyaki.

While I love having this salad with teriyaki chicken or grilled teriyaki salmon skewers, it’s also perfect with Chinese meatballs, Asian buttermilk fried chicken hot wings, or raspberry orange chicken.

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Salad with dressing and text that reads Teriyaki Restaurant Salad Dressing

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Also let us know in the comments below if you have teriyaki restaurants all over like we do here in the Seattle area. I’m so curious!

Yield: 2 servings

Teriyaki Salad Dressing

teriyaki salad dressing drizzled on salad of romaine, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


    1. Mix everything in a small bowl with a whisk or fork.
    2. Drizzle over lettuce, cabbage, or salad of your choice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is an estimate only.

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4 thoughts on “Teriyaki Salad Dressing”

  1. I use to live in Seattle but this year my husband wanted to have the American dream then we move to Hawai’i.
    It is funny here in the island I haven’t found any teriyaki place then I really miss the teriyaki food luckily I found this recipe and I’m excited to make this dressing, yes it sounds easy to make it. Thanks so much for sharing .

    • Yes they don’t have “teriyaki” restaurants there like they do in Seattle. But a lot of plate lunch places have good teriyaki. Hope you love living in the islands, and love this recipe! Aloha!


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