This quick sesame ginger salad dressing is a great mix of nutty, tangy, and lightly sweet flavors. Simply mix all the ingredients together for a quick and versatile dressing for your salad!
This quick and easy sesame ginger salad dressing is a delicious addition to any salad! All you need to do is mix all the ingredients together until well combined before adding them to your vegetables of choice. It is pretty healthy too, thanks to the addition of the healthy fats from the sesame seeds. This dressing also won’t cause your salad to get soggy very quickly.
The ingredients for this recipe were chosen for an Asian-style salad dressing. However, like most salad dressing recipes, this one is very versatile and can be tweaked to match your desired flavor or your current ingredients available. For example, you could turn this tahini salad dressing recipe into a peanut butter one by simply swapping the tahini out for peanut butter. Here are some substitutes for the following ingredients that you could make to alter the flavor profile of this recipe.
- Tahini: Sesame paste, peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
- Sesame paste is the same as tahini, but the sesame seeds are roasted before they are blended.
- Brown Sugar: granulated sugar, coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.
- Sesame Oil: vegetable oil, olive oil, avocado oil, etc.
- Rice Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, etc.
- Note that some kinds of vinegar are more/less potent than others.
Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
- 3 tbsp tahini or sesame paste, 28 g
- 2 tbsp brown sugar or any other sweetener **Note 1
- 2 tbsp sesame oil 25g
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp ginger minced
- 2 tbsp water or as needed
- Add all of the ingredients except for water to a bowl/jar and mix/shake to combine well.
- Add around 2 tablespoons of water or your desired amount to thin out the dressing to your desired consistency.
- Pour the dressing over your salad, toss, and serve.
- Sweeteners: Some ingredients that you could substitute in for brown sugar include regular sugar, maple syrup, honey, and agave nectar.
How to Make Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
Add all the ingredients except for water to a bowl/jar and mix/shake to combine well.
Add around 2 tablespoons of water or your desired amount to thin out the dressing to your desired consistency. Pour the dressing over your salad, toss, and serve.