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People used to think teriyaki can’t be made to fit any salad dish. Well, they are all wrong because we can create the salad dressing from teriyaki. If you wonder how to make it, what dish to cook with teriyaki salad restaurant-like dressing, here you are at the right place!


How Do They Do Teriyaki Restaurant Salad Dressing? - How to Make Teriyaki Salad Dressing Step-by-step

Creating your very own teriyaki restaurant salad dressing recipe is a bit tough yet exciting! Well, if you can experiment and end up producing a tasty teriyaki salad dressing then you don’t have to pay big bucks whenever you crave to eat one.

There’s a unique taste for every salad dressing at teriyaki restaurants but most of the time they taste sweet and salty at the same time. Don’t you agree? Those two tastes are perhaps the signature of teriyaki.

Therefore, you need to produce those two tastes in your easy teriyaki salad dressing.

Here’s a sample recipe on how to make teriyaki salad dressing:

Ingredients:

  • Teriyaki sauce (1/3 cup)
  • vinegar (1/3 cup)
  • garlic (1/2 tsp., minced)
  • onion (1/2 tsp., grated)
  • salt (1/4 tsp.)
  • ground pepper (1/4 tsp.)
  • honey (1 Tbsp.)
  • virgin olive oil (1/2 cup)

Procedures:

  1. Mix all ingredients except the olive oil until well blended.
  2. Whisk slowly while pouring the olive oil.
  3. Blend everything well.

The steps are too simple to follow to ensure that you will produce a delicious teriyaki salad sauce.


Learn How To Create Different Types of Teriyaki Salad 

Know more about teriyaki salad. Here are some recipes on how to create them.

#1. Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Before even thinking of proceeding with the teriyaki salad, you have to keep in mind that the teriyaki chicken salad calories is about 360. So you need to calculate carefully whether this dish is for you or not.

Ingredients:

Dressing:

  • teriyaki sauce (1/4 cup)
  • vinegar (1 teaspoon)
  • sesame oil (1 teaspoon)

Chicken Salad:

  • chicken thighs
  • lettuce leaves (4 cups)
  • cucumber (1/2pc, sliced)
  • carrot (1pc, sliced or grated)
  • avocado (1pc, sliced)
  • onion (1pc, sliced)
  • sesame seeds
  • seaweed sheet (1/4 pc, shredded)

Procedures:

  1. Marinade the chicken thighs into the bowl of teriyaki sauce. Coat evenly.
  2. Heat the pan in medium-high heat. Put the chicken for about 5 minutes before cooking the other side.
  3. Pour the remaining teriyaki sauce and continue cooking until the sauce thickens and evaporates. 
  4. Prepare the dressing.
  5. Pour the teriyaki sauce and mix with vinegar and sesame oil. Add about 2 tablespoons of water and make sure to mix well.
  6. Prepare all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl and mix.
  7. Slice the chicken and put it on top of the salad. 
  8. Top with the shredded seaweed, sesame seeds, and onion slices before coating everything with teriyaki salad dressing.

#2. Rascals Teriyaki Grill Salad Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

Rascals Teriyaki Grill:

  • chicken breasts (2pc)
  • almonds (blanched, slivered)
  • crispy noodles
  • lettuce (chopped)
  • onions (2pcs, chopped)
  • cucumber (1pc, sliced)

Salad Dressing:

  • teriyaki sauce
  • sugar (5 tsp)
  • sesame oil (2 tbsp, toasted)
  • vinegar (4 tbsp)
  • lemon juice (4 tsp)
  • salt (3/4 tsp)
  • black pepper (1/4 tsp)

Procedures:

  1. Boil water and pour salt. 
  2. Add the chicken breasts and pour more salt.
  3. Let the water boil uncovered until chicken is cooked. 
  4. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and shred the meat.
  5. Warm the vinegar in a microwave for around 15 seconds.
  6. Pour the sugar/salt and let them dissolve.
  7. Combine all ingredients with teriyaki sauce and the salad dressing, mix everything, and blend well.
  8. Combine all ingredients together and toss with teriyaki salad dressing.

#3. Teriyaki Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

Pasta

  • spinach leaves (1 pound)
  • pasta noodles (16 ounces)
  • chicken breasts (1 pound, boneless and skinless)
  • roasted peanuts (1/2 cup, dry)
  • cranberries (1/2 cup, dry)
  • chestnuts (1 small can, sliced)
  • mandarin oranges (11-ounce can)
  • onions (2 Tablespoons, chopped)

Dressing

  • teriyaki sauce
  • cooking oil (1/4 cup)
  • rice wine vinegar (1/4 cup) 

Procedures:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the salad dressing.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. 
  3. Rinse and drain pasta before putting it into a large bowl.
  4. Toss the cooked noodles in half of the teriyaki sauce.
  5. Refrigerate until it cooled down.
  6. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  7. Grill the chicken until cooked then shred the meat.
  8. Combine all remaining ingredients.
  9. Add the pasta to the bowl.
  10. Pour the teriyaki salad dressing and toss everything until coated well.

#4. Teriyaki Beef Salad

Ingredients:

Teriyaki Beef

  • sirloin steaks (2 packs 200g)
  • snow peas (200g, trimmed)
  • olive oil
  • cucumber (1pc, sliced)
  • red cabbage (1/4 pc, shredded)
  • coriander leaves (1/2 cup)
  • teriyaki sauce

Dressing:

  • teriyaki sauce
  • cooking oil (1/4 cup)
  • rice wine vinegar (1/4 cup) 

Procedures:

  1. Marinate the beef using the teriyaki sauce.
  2. Blanch snow peas in a container of boiling water until they turned into bright green color then rinse them under cold water. Drain well.
  3. Preheat the grill and spray the olive oil evenly. 
  4. Cook the beef for about 3 minutes each side. 
  5. Toss the beef together with the veggies.
  6. Add the teriyaki salad dressing.

Final Words

The teriyaki sauce alone can be used as a dressing but to make it more suitable for salad, you may add a bit of sourness to the mixture. Since most salad dressings have a sour taste, you need to adjust the teriyaki sauce to fit the dish.

This one is quite unique but you will surely enjoy experimenting with various dishes and make them more enjoyable to eat if you have teriyaki sauce with you.