Umami Delight: Japanese Avocado Salad Recipe

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Discover the simplicity and elegance of our Japanese-Inspired Avocado Salad. This dish showcases perfectly ripe avocados elevated by a bright and flavorful dressing made with authentic Japanese ingredients. Served at room temperature, it’s perfect as a side dish, a wholesome breakfast, or a delicious snack.

JapaneseAvocado Salad

Japanese Avocado Salad


  •     4 perfectly ripe avocados
  •     ½ teaspoon sea salt
  •     ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon Iio Jozo Pure Premium Rice Vinegar
  •     2 tablespoons Yamaki Jozo Organic Soy Sauce
  •     1 tablespoon Wadaman Dark Roasted Golden Sesame Oil
  •     Pinch of Yamatsu Tsujita Shichimi Togarashi
  •     1 sheet of Motoi Nori Zenkei (Full Sheet) Nori


  1. Begin by halving the avocados and removing the seeds. Slice each half in half lengthwise, and then make 2 cuts crosswise to yield 6 large chunks from each avocado half. Place the avocado pieces into a bowl and sprinkle them with the sea salt.
  2. In another bowl, combine the Iio Jozo Pure Premium Rice Vinegar, Yamaki Jozo Organic Soy Sauce, and Wadaman Dark Roasted Golden Sesame Oil. Whisk the ingredients together to create a flavorful dressing.
  3. Pour some of the dressing over the avocados, then sprinkle on a pinch of Yamatsu Tsujita Shichimi Togarashi for a delightful hint of heat. Toss the avocado and dressing together until they are well-coated. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  4. To plate the salad, fan out the sliced avocados on a serving platter for an exquisite presentation.
  5. Garnish the salad with crumbled Motoi Nori Zenkei (Full Sheet) Nori by gently crumbling it in your hands. This adds a delightful touch of umami and visual appeal.

Serve and Enjoy

This Japanese Avocado Salad can be served at room temperature. It’s a versatile dish that works beautifully as a side dish, a complement to your favorite meat dish, or even as a wholesome breakfast. Try it with a fried egg for an extra touch of indulgence.

Whether you choose to thinly slice, cut into wedges, or serve it as a chunky delight, this salad celebrates the creamy elegance of avocados and the harmonious blend of Japanese flavors. Enjoy the simplicity and sophistication of this dish at any time of day!

Serving Suggestion

Pair this Japanese-Inspired Avocado Salad with steamed rice and your favorite protein for a complete meal. It’s also delightful when served as a side dish or even as a breakfast option with a fried egg.

Final Word

Our Japanese Avocado Salad embodies the essence of simplicity in Japanese cuisine. With perfectly ripe avocados and a harmonious blend of authentic Japanese ingredients, it’s a culinary masterpiece. The dressing, featuring Iio Jozo Rice Vinegar, Yamaki Jozo Soy Sauce, and Wadaman Sesame Oil, elevates the dish.

Whether thinly sliced or cut into wedges, each bite is a symphony of creamy richness and delightful umami. Sprinkle with Yamatsu Tsujita Shichimi Togarashi and crumbled Motoi Nori Zenkei Nori for extra flair. Serve as a side, pair with your favorite meat, or enjoy for breakfast with a fried egg. Explore more on our Avocado blog!


The calorie count can vary depending on serving size and ingredients, but it’s generally a nutritious choice.
Our Japanese Avocado Salad includes ripe avocados, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, shichimi togarashi, and crumbled nori.
Absolutely! Adding salmon can enhance the salad with a delightful flavor and protein boost.
While the salad itself is vegetarian, the dressing contains soy sauce. To make it vegan, consider using a vegan-friendly soy sauce alternative.
Yes, you can prepare the dressing ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Be sure to give it a good shake before using to blend the ingredients.
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