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Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

This Asian sesame seed dressing is lightened up in calories but big in flavor.  It is perfect for a salad dressing and also makes a nice topping for protein.

We eat a lot of salads in our house since we like to watch our weight.

I have been trying to keep carbs to a minimum. Having a big salad instead of pasta, rice or potatoes for my evening meal fills up the plate and pleases my eyes as well as my stomach.

I get very tired of store bought light dressings, so I’m always trying out new home made dressings to top our salads. They have none of the chemicals of retail dressings and taste amazing, as well.

This home made Asian sesame seed dressing is light in calories but very big on flavor. It's a cinch to make and so tasty.

This Asian sesame seed dressing gives an oriental taste to any salad.

The dressing could not be easier to make.  Assemble the ingredients before you start to make sure you have them all on hand.

This recipe has a long list of ingredients, but don’t let that stop you.  Making it is a cinch once you have gathered them all together.

The highlights of the flavors are fresh garlic and ginger, and both toasted sesame seeds and poppy seeds.

Honey adds some sweetness and rice vinegar gives it a nice tangy taste.Ingredients for Asian Sesame seed dressing

Place everything into a jar.  I used a medium sized Mason jar with a lid and handle.

It has a wide mouth for adding the ingredients and the handle makes it easy to mix everything together. It also acts as a storage container too, since it has a lid.

I can’t wait to blend all these delicious looking ingredients!Put everything into a jar

Give the jar a shake and you are done.  I told you it was easy!

Shake well and you have an Asian Sesame seed dressing

The dressing is just wonderful.  It is both sweet and tangy with a bit of texture from the poppy seeds and sesame seeds.

It’s perfect on a salad with fruit.  (I used grapefruit and chicken in mine today and it was yummy) and it has a distinct Asian feel to it.  I’ll be making this again!

Asian Sesame seed dressing

The dressing got lightened up quite a bit.  Instead of using mainly oil, the volume comes from rice vinegar and water.

In place of sugar, I used a brown sugar replacement.  But add all those other flavorful ingredients together, and you have a light dressing made in full flavor heaven!

Asian Sesame seed dressing

Have you experimented with home made dressings at home?  How did they turn out for you?  Let us know in the comments below.

Yield: 3/4 cup

Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

Asian Sesame Seed Dressing
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp finely rated fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1½ tbsp brown sugar replacement
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt
  • ¼ tsp finely ground black pepper


  • Assemble all of the ingredients and place them in a large jar with a lid. Shake well. Pour over your salad and enjoy. That's all there is to it! Enjoy!
  • Makes about 3/4 cup of dressing and keeps well.
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    Monday 1st of February 2016

    Carol, you may have just made me a fan of Asian cooking. Sounds delicious. Karen


    Monday 1st of February 2016

    Glad you like the look of the recipe.


    Thursday 28th of January 2016

    We really liked the taste of it!

    Renee Fuller

    Thursday 28th of January 2016

    This sounds yummy. I like asian inspired dressings so this is on my list

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