Briny, sweet, and tangy, this homemade sesame-ginger salad dressing is the perfect choice for salads featuring kale, cabbage, bok choy, and other greens.
It gives these kinds of salads and other raw veggies a lovely Asian-flavored spin. It’s also fantastic on cold noodles. In these photos, it’s gracing Kale and Cabbage Salad with Baby Corn and Bok Choy.
Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot more to say about this dressing recipe other than that it’s quite useful and I refer to it in a number of recipes on this site. It takes mere minutes to make, and while I’m not sure that doing so is more economical that buying it bottled, I think it tastes better!
- 1/3 cup neutral vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons agave or other liquid sweetener
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or squeeze-bottle ginger
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Combine all the ingredients in a cruet or other bottle and shake up. Shake before each use.
This dressing will keep for quite a while, refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before using.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutrition data is always an estimate depending on program used to calculate and exact products used. This is given for informational purposes only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
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