Japanese Mixed Salad With Sambaizu Dressing

Japanese Mixed Salad With Sambaizu Dressing

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This salad is a fantastic mix of flavors, textures, and colors. The dressing alone is worth making it just to taste it!
Servings: 4
Calories: 285


  • 1/2 daikon root
  • 2 young carrots
  • 2 crisp lettuce hearts
  • 2 green celery stalks
  • 2 thick slices lean cooked ham weighing about 8 oz each

for the sambai zu dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Japanese light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Japanese rice vinegar or cider vinegar, see method
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Trim and peel the vegetables, wash and drain well. Tear the larger lettuce leaves into small pieces.
  • Use a mandoline cutter or food processor to slice the daikon root and carrot into wafer-thin rounds and the celery into very thin pieces cutting across the stalk.
  • Mix all these in a large bowl. Cut the ham into strips.
  • Make the dressing: mix 2 pinches of salt, a little freshly ground pepper, the soy sauce and the vinegar in a bowl. If using cider vinegar, use 1 1/2 tbsp and add 1/2 tbsp of cold water and a generous pinch of caster sugar.
  • Keep beating with a balloon whisk as you gradually add the oil to form an emulsion.
  • Add this dressing to the salad and mix well; transfer to individual plates and place four ham strips on top of each serving.
Calories: 285 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 24g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 9 mg
Sodium: 728 mg
Potassium: 638 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 8 g
Vitamin A: 6457 IU
Vitamin C: 19 mg
Calcium: 74 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Dishes Salads
Cuisine Japanese
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