Sesame garlic ginger salad dressing

Delicious Asian-influenced dressing pictured here with greens (Tokyo bekana), red cabbage, avocado, feta, and pickled carrots & daikon (edit: posted!).

I adapted this from another recipe that I found too oily and not tangy enough.

To begin, mince 4 large cloves of garlic and cook until lightly crisp in 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil and 2 tsp toasted sesame oil. Let cool.

In a jar, mix the garlic and oil with:
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp maple syrup
2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (to taste)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
pinch of salt

Shake it all up and keep in the fridge!


The dressing sounds divine!

I resolved to eat more salads in February…too many stews and soups in January…so less oily is good for me…

Thanks for also showing your salad combo…I like trying different mixes


Ooh, this looks super yum! But I am really looking forward to the pickles you mention. Daikon is so funny, how can that be a radish?


I spiralize daikon and use them like noodles to make daikon soup…it is delicious and pretty easy…I think I will head to the Asian Market tomorrow and get ingredients to make it…I will post that if @AcadianDriftwood will post her oshinko (pickled goodies!).


Yessss. Yes yes. I’ll take one bucket full, please.


This sounds absolutely amazing! <3


I have been meaning to learn how to make some yummy salad dressings, and this is the perfect start! This flavor blend is a favorite of mine but how to create it from scratch had been eluding me. Thank you! And I’ll take some of that gorgeous salad too, while you’re offering. :green_salad::smile::green_salad:



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Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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Oh! Thank you! I will definitely be making this dressing.

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Oh yum! I love ginger sesame flavor - will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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Oh yum! I’m not a big fan of dressing but do like certain ones and this one might be one of them! It would be perfect on one of my favorite homemade salads that has chicken, mandarin oranges, and almonds in it. Thanks for sharing!