Honey Sesame Asian Salad Dressing

Homemade Honey Sesame Asian Salad Dressing is a light and healthy salad dressing made with just a few simple ingredients like olive oil, ground ginger, honey, toasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce. This sesame vinaigrette is packed with flavor and perfect for any Asian inspired salad.

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Easy Homemade Asian Salad Dressing

Every good salad starts with a great dressing, and nothing beats a homemade salad dressing. It may sound like extra work, but it really only takes a few minutes and will have so much more flavor than store-bought. 

This Sesame Asian Salad Dressing is one of my all-time favorite dressings. It’s an easy sesame vinaigrette, packed with amazing flavor and I love the little crunch you get from the toasted sesame seeds. 

While this sesame dressing is delightful on all your Asian inspired salads, noodles, or slaw it also makes a wonderful marinade or dipping sauce. That’s a recipe win in my book!

Nothing tastes as good as when you make it yourself, that’s why I’m sharing this Honey Sesame Asian Salad Dressing with you!!

pouring Asian salad dressing over a salad

Asian Salad Dressing Ingredients

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

Tangy rice vinegar, sweet honey, savory soy sauce, and toasted sesame seeds all create a perfectly sweet and tangy dressing that is so versatile! 

  • seasoned rice vinegar
  • olive oil
  • sesame oil (or canola oil)
  • soy sauce
  • honey
  • toasted sesame seeds (you can buy toasted sesame seeds, but the flavor is much better when you toast them yourself)
  • ground ginger
  • minced garlic

TIP:  FOR A CREAMIER ASIAN SALAD DRESSING add a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter

What Is Rice Vinegar?

Rice vinegar made from fermented rice is a mild, slightly sweet delicate vinegar. If you don’t have rice vinegar on hand, you can substitute with Apple Cider Vinegar.

While there are many other vinegars on the grocery store shelves, they have very different flavor profiles and would not make a good substitute for rice vinegar in this recipe.

 

Honey Sesame salad dressing in a jar new to a bowl of salad

How To Make Asian Salad Dressing

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

The best Asian salad dressing is made with simple ingredients you likely have on hand. Use fresh ginger and garlic if you have them and lots of toasted sesame seeds!

  1. Add all ingredients to a wide mouth jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Shake until emulsified. Set aside and allow flavors to mingle for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Perfect for topping a classic Asian Salad or marinating chicken.

Homemade Asian salad dressing in a jar

How To Store Sesame Asian Vinaigrette 

Homemade vinaigrettes are great when you need to prep ahead. Simply mix this recipe up ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

If you plan to use fresh garlic, you will want to use it within 7 days.

Vinaigrette dressing should be stored in the refrigerator and will separate over time. Give it a quick shake before serving!

Jar of Sesame Vinaigrette and a bowl of salad

Asian Salad Dressing Uses

You can use this Asian dressing for more than just salad!

  • Salads – this sesame vinaigrette is delicious on any type of salad
  • Pasta Salad – make an Asian-inspired dish with cold pasta, crisp veggies, and slivered almonds or peanut pieces.
  • Chinese Slaw – delicious with assorted crunchy veggies
  • Marinade – Place a few chicken breasts in a zip-top bag with this Asian Salad Dressing. Let it sit for 30-60 minutes before grilling or baking and voila, you’ve got Asian Chicken. ((NOTE: discard any marinade that has come into contact with raw meat, do NOT use it as a sauce)
  • Dip – Use this dressing as a dip for spring rolls and egg rolls.

 

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This flavorful Homemade Asian Dressing recipe is the best of the best. It’s easy to keep on hand in your fridge because you’ll definitely be using it over and over again. Now that you know how to make Asian dressing, you can start adding it to all your favorite Asian-inspired dishes for a little extra flavor!

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Honey Sesame salad dressing in a jar new to a bowl of salad

Honey Sesame Asian Salad Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Honey Sesame Asian Salad Dressing is a light and healthy salad dressing made with just a few simple ingredients, like fresh ginger, honey, sesame oil, and soy sauce. This sesame vinaigrette is packed with flavor and perfect for any Asian inspired salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Add everything to a wide mouth jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until emulsified. Set aside and allow flavors to mingle for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

FOR A CREAMIER ASIAN SALAD DRESSING add a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

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