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Ginger Sauce Recipe - Benihana Copycat

This Asian-inspired sauce is a replica of that famous ginger sauce recipe (the Benihana copycat) you love so much!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 12
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse/puree until a chunky consistency is achieved. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with a salad, vegetables, steak, shrimp or pour over rice/grains.


  • This sauce can be enjoyed immediately but will taste even better after a day of marinating!
  • If you don’t own a food processor, you can easily grate the onion and ginger by hand.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Best when used within 5 days of preparing it.
  • Add a minced garlic clove or two for a flavor boost.
  • Spice up the recipe by adding red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce.
  • For a touch of sweetness, consider adding 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or honey.
  • A tablespoon of sesame oil or dark sesame oil adds a delicious flavor.
  • Can be served chilled or at room temperature.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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