This Japanese avocado salad is simple. It’s easy to make and looks beautiful. Sliced avocado is topped with a bright rice vinegar dressing, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Add shichimi togarashi (optional) for a bit of heat.
Serve at room temperature as a side dish, breakfast, or delicious snack. Japanese avocado salad, ready to eat.
What is the Japanese Avocado Salad Style?
This Asian avocado salad is an easy dish that makes for a delicious avocado side dish or appetizer. It’s a delicious way to enjoy the healthy fats found in avocados.
Avocado is sometimes referred to as poor man’s sashimi because when avocado and soy sauce are paired together, it can be reminiscent of sashimi.
Fun Fact – did you know that sushi restaurants in America started using avocado as a substitute for raw fish so sushi would appeal to the mass market in the States? If you go to Japan, you won’t find avocado offered in any sushi! I have also written an article on Refreshing Amazing Quinoa With Avocado Salad Recipe.
Why Does This Japanese Avocado Salad Recipe Work?
Today’s recipe is barely a recipe. It’s more like a really simple dressing drizzled over sliced avocado. And it is SO ONOLICIOUS. The dressing has only three ingredients: rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. That’s it! If you’re a Hawaii local or make many recipes on this site (or Asian recipes in general), chances are you’ll already have all these ingredients in your pantry.
To prepare the avocado all you have to do is slice and plate it. I like to thinly slice and fan out on a plate so that it looks extra pretty. But you can also cut into wedges or chunks, whatever works best for you. Then you mix the dressing and pour it on top!
Some people like to toss the dressing with the avocado so that every surface of the avocado is lightly coated with the dressing. But I just like to drizzle it on top so that I can get some bites with dressing and other bites with *just* the avocado. Either way, I hope you love this dish.
How to Eat This Japanese Avocado Salad?
I like to serve this dish as a side dish for lunch or dinner. Pair with rice and a meat dish for a complete meal.
Or serve it alone as a breakfast…add a fried egg if you’re feeling in the mood! This dressing also goes great with a fried egg.
For quick lunches, I put the cut avocado in a bowl, and add a can of tuna in oil. Eat with a bowl of rice and nori sheets for a VERY good lunch. You can also get more from this video.
Avocados in Hawaii
We are lucky to get nice avocados in Hawaii! Most of the avocados we eat are grown by family and friends who are generous enough to share. We love avocados plain.
We love them blended into smoothies (which you can make at home or buy at the avocado smoothie store). So, We also love avocado paired with tofu, this is a super refreshing dish.
A popular breakfast when we were kids was to split the avocado in half and remove the seed. Then drizzle some soy sauce into the pit and just eat with a spoon! One of my friends likes to replace the soy sauce with a sprinkle of sugar.
Japanese Avocado Salad Fixings
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Rice vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
Shichimi togarashi (optional) – There are many options for shichimi togarashi. Sometimes we use the standard one found at all Japanese markets and other times we use this fancier brand (that has multiple flavor options and very cute packaging).
Cut the avocado in half. Then cut each half into thin slices and fan them on a plate.
In a small bowl, make the dressing by mixing the rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
Drizzle the dressing over the avocado slices.
Top with a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi (optional). Eat and enjoy!
What Does This Japanese Avocado Salad Recipe Taste Like?
This healthy avocado salad is creamy, buttery earthy combined with savory soy flavors.
Once you’ve tried this simple and healthy Avocado side dish, you won’t want to eat it any other way. Soy sauce and olive oil are the perfect complements and give the avocado the extra flavor boost it needs.
Try it out for yourself and see how wonderful this avocado salad is!
Avocados are high in fat with 60 percent of this being monounsaturated fats, which research suggests helps to protect against heart disease and lower blood pressure.
Seaweed salad is a Japanese dish. It has many health benefits and is growing in popularity in Western countries. It’s filled with nutrients like fiber and vitamins, and minerals like iron.
We don’t suggest going on a diet (although that does sound delicious), but if you’re looking to burn belly fat, incorporating avocado into your meals may do your waistline some good.