Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

We eat a lot of salads in our house.  I have been trying to keep carbs to a minimum and having a big salad instead of pasta, rice or potatoes for my evening meal fills up the plate and pleases our eyes as well as our stomachs.  I get very tired of store bought light dressings, so I’m always trying out new home made dressings to top our salads.  This Asian sesame seed dressing is lightened up in calories but big in flavor. 

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.

I love making home made salad dressings.  They taste so much better than store bought and I know exactly what is going in them.

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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      4 comments for “Asian Sesame Seed Dressing

    1. 02/01/2016 at 12:08 am

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

      • Carol
        02/01/2016 at 11:19 am

        Glad you like the look of the recipe.

    2. Carol
      01/28/2016 at 2:46 pm

      We really liked the taste of it!

    3. 01/28/2016 at 11:47 am

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

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