Asian Salad Dressing – Sesame Ginger

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This easy and delicious Asian Sesame Salad Dressing Recipe comes together with just a few simple ingredients. You’ll love the sesame ginger flavor that can also be used as a marinade or as a dipping sauce.

Asian Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe with chopsticks in a glass bottle

This Asian Chicken Salad Dressing recipe is perfect for making a big crunchy salad with Asian chicken, greens, and crunchy almonds. I love it with my Teriyaki Meal Prep Bowl.

Growing up most of my life in either Hawaii or Southern California has given me a special appreciation for Asian and Polynesian recipes. And of course, if you’ve hung out with me at all, you already know that I am completely obsessed with tacos.

I love bringing International flavors to my kitchen. This is one of the reasons that I love collecting family recipes. I especially love collecting family recipes that aren’t necessarily from my family.

This sesame ginger salad dressing recipe is my best reproduction of a recipe from a family friend.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Sesame Ginger Deliciousness: Perfect to serve on a salad or this Asian dressing does double duty as a marinade for chicken or steak.
  • Fresh and Healthy: Homemade dressing is so much better for you than store-bought dressing.
  • Easy: This Asian Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe is easy and keeps in the fridge for at least a week. Although it probably won’t stay around that long.
easy asian chicken salad recipe with toasted almonds and sesame ginger dressing

Recipe Notes

There are many different versions of Asian ginger salad dressing on the internet. This version is special because it’s light and zesty. Some of the recipes contain hoisin sauce, which ends up being a little heavier.

Ingredients

For this Asian salad dressing recipe, you’ll need a few easy-to-find items from the Asian section in the grocery store.

  • Soy sauce. Soy sauce is one of the main ingredients in this Asian sesame ginger dressing. You can substitute tamari if you’re avoiding gluten or even use coconut aminos if you want to stay away from soy.
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Neutral oil. I use MCT oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Shallots
  • Honey. Use honey for a little sweetness. If you are following a keto diet, use a powdered sugar substitute like Swerve to add some sweetness without the carbs.
ingredients for sesame ginger dressing

Step-by-Step Instructions

There are several options on how to make this easy salad dressing. You can make this recipe in a bowl and blend everything with a whisk. You can add everything to a mason jar and shake it.

Lastly, you can use a high-speed blender or a food processor. No matter what technique you decide, this recipe is delicious.

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except for the oil, in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk together. 
  2. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking vigorously. 
Asian Chicken Salad Dressing

How to eat Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

This Asian-style salad dressing is good on almost any salad. But, my favorite is to drizzle it all over a big Chinese Chicken Salad.

Chinese Chicken Salad is usually made with romaine lettuce, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced scallions, chopped peanuts, and shredded chicken.

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Asian Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe with chopsticks in a glass bottle

Asian Salad Dressing

This easy and delicious Asian Salad Dressing Recipe comes together with just a few simple ingredients. You'll love the sesame ginger flavor that can also be used as a marinade or as a dipping sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Condiment, Dressing, Salad
Cuisine Asain
Servings 8
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, or other mildly flavored oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil (affiliate link)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoons shallot, minced, optional
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water, to thin if needed

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients, except for the oil, to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk together. 
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil, while continuing to whisking vigorously. 

Alternative Mixing Instructions

  • Mason Jar: Add the ingredients to a mason jar. Shake until mixed well.
  • High-Speed blender or food processor: Add all of the ingredients to your food processor or blender. Mix until well combined.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

Gluten-Free Adaptions: Use Tamari or Coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. 
Keto Variation: Substitute Swerve powdered sugar for the honey. Adjust the sweetness to your liking. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 252mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Asian-inspired, salad dressing
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