Salad Dressing

Salads are available in most convenience stores in Japan, but what about salad dressing? Sadly, most of the salad dressings here are not vegan. Below are some dressings that may be vegan, but if you want to be sure, an easy option is to use balsamic vinegar.

7-11 Salad Dressing

Picking up a sachet of salad dressing when you buy your salad is convenient, but is it vegan? There are a couple of 7-11 salad dressings that may be vegan, although the amino acid and other flavouring in the sesame ginger dressing could be animal derived.

• Japanese style dressing (left in picture below). Ingredients: Vegetable oil, onion, brewed vinegar, soy sauce, fermented rice flavouring, high fructose corn syrup, salt, lemon juice, thickener (xanthan gum), spice extract. Contains wheat and apple (also allergen information for soy).

• Sesame ginger non-oil dressing (right in picture below). Ingredients: Brewed vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, soy sauce, sesame, fermented rice flavouring, ginger, lemon juice, seasoning (amino acid etc.), salt, garlic paste, thickener (xanthan  gum), flavouring, sweetener (stevia). Contains wheat (also allergen information for soy and sesame).

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KEWPIE (キユーピー)

Almost all Kewpie salad dressings aren’t vegan. First, below are the ones that contain animal products.

Standard dressing range (ドレッシング):

  • Japanese soy sesame dressing (milk and chicken) – 和風醤油ごま入
  • French dressing (white) (egg) – フレンチ(白)
  • Italian dressing (chicken) – イタリアン
  • Thousand Island dressing (egg) – 1000アイランド
  • Coleslaw dressing (egg) – コールスロー
  • Deep-roasted sesame dressing (egg) – 深煎りごま
  • Five vegetable dressing (egg) – 5種の野菜
  • Chinese dressing (chicken, milk and scallop) – 中華
  • Onion French dressing (egg, milk, chicken, fish and pork) – オニオンフレンチ
  • Grated onion dressing (milk, chicken and pork) – すりおろしオニオン
  • Coarse ground black pepper dressing (chicken and milk) – 粗挽き黒こしょう
  • Basil dressing (cheese) – バジル
  • Caesar salad dressing (cheese, egg and fish) – シーザーサラダ
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing (milk and egg) – バターミルクランチ

Tasty dressing range (テイスティドレッシング):

  • Seasoned cod roe dressing (fish, egg and cochineal) – 明太子
  • Italian dressing (pork and egg) – イタリアン
  • Sesame peanut dressing (egg) – 胡麻 こく味(ピーナッツ入り)
  • Basil and cheese (egg and milk) – バジル&チーズ
  • Cobb salad (egg and milk) – コブサラダ

Refreshing taste range (味わいすっきりドレッシング):

  • Shiso dressing (milk and scallop) – しそ
  • Yuzu dressing (fish) – ゆず
  • Salt sesame dressing (fish, chicken and milk) – 塩ごま

The following Kewpie dressings are potentially vegan, although again they contain amino acid and other flavouring that may be animal derived.

Kewpie Standard Dressing – French (separate) (フレンチドレッシング(セパレート)). Ingredients: Brewing vinegar, vegetable oil, high-fructose corn syrup, salt, seasoning (amino acids), thickener (xanthan gum), spice extracts, fragrance (contains soy).

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Kewpie Tasty Dressing – Black vinegar onion (テイスティドレッシング 黒酢たまねぎ). Ingredients: Vinegar (brewing vinegar, barley black vinegar), onion, edible vegetable oil, soy sauce, sugar, fermented rice seasoning, salt, onion extract, seasoning (amino acids), thickener (modified starch, xanthan gum), mustard, onion extract powder, sweetener (stevia), spice extract, acidulant (contains wheat and apple). Note: list of ingredients taken from Kewpie website.

Kewpie Tasty Dressing – Japanese flavour onion (テイスティドレッシング 和風 香味玉葱). Ingredients: Edible vegetable oil, vinegar, onion, sugar, soy sauce, salt, olives, green pepper, seasoning (amino acids), flavoured edible oil, onion extract powder, spice extracts, thickener (xanthan gum, modified starch), spices, sweetener (stevia), iron gluconate (contains wheat and apple). Note: list of ingredients taken from Kewpie website.

Kewpie Refreshing Taste Dressing – Lemon (味わいすっきり レモンドレッシング). Ingredients: Vinegar (vinegar, lemon vinegar), salt, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, edible vegetable oil, flavoring, seasoning (amino acids), spices, acidulant, thickener (xanthan gum), sweetener (sucralose) (contains apple and soy). Note: list of ingredients taken from Kewpie website.

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