‘Aojiso’, Green Shiso (Perilla), is impossible to purchase where I live. Luckily Shiso is easy to grow. Since I started growing it, I can enjoy the refreshing Shiso leaves every summer. This is a really good way to use it. Super simple, very refreshing, light flavoured, oil-free dressing, that goes well with Lettuce. It’s good as a dipping sauce, too.


About 150ml


10 to 12 Green Shiso (Perilla) Leaves
1/4 cup Water *reduce for stronger flavour
1/4 teaspoon Kombu (Kelp) Dashi Powder
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar *You can replace 1 tablespoon with Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Sugar

  1. Wash Shiso leaves and chop them up very finely. Then combine with all other ingredients.
  2. *Note: If you want to add Oil OR you prefer stronger flavour, reduce the amount of Water. Some Toasted Sesame Seeds can be a good addition.