Sesame Ginger Dressing

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Homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing is created out of ingredients like sriracha, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar. This easy concoction will give your salads an Asian flair.

This intensely flavorful recipe is especially suited for dressing Asian noodle salad but it’s also delicious drizzled over crisp arugula or fresh leafy greens (or even Kale Salad).

Sesame ginger dressing being poured over an Asian inspired salad.

To Make Sesame Ginger Dressing

If you can shake a jar, then you can make sesame ginger dressing! With just a bit of prepping and two easy steps it’s ready to go!

  1. Squeeze a lime, mince a clove of garlic and grate some ginger.
  2. Measure and add each ingredient (per recipe below) into a jar or cruet and shake to blend.

Toasted sesame oil imparts a fabulous nutty taste, complemented by a spicy kick from the sriracha sauce. Lime juice is ideal, but you can use lemon instead if that’s all you have on hand.

You could use any red chili sauce, but if you’ve never cooked with sriracha before, let this recipe be your introduction to this fabulous Thai condiment! Made from chilies, garlic, sugar and vinegar, sriracha’s unique flavor has caused it to explode in popularity and become a staple in many kitchens worldwide.

Sesame ginger dressing in a clear jar.

How to Store Sesame Ginger Dressing

Store sesame ginger dressing in a glass jar or salad dressing cruet for easy dispensing. You can keep it in the cupboard or refrigerator.

How Long Will it Last? This dressing is, literally, a keeper, thanks to its oily and acid foundation ingredients. It will keep for a month in the refrigerator (although it never lasts that long around here). Sesame oil can get stale if kept too long.

Other Great Uses

Use sesame ginger dressing on any fresh tossed salad or pasta salads. It also makes a nice dipping sauce for breads or crispy noodles. I love it mixed in with hot Ramen noodles or sprinkled over basmati rice. It’s also a great enhancement for meats, like pulled pork or shredded chicken.

Adapt this recipe for use in baked Asian chicken wings by mixing it with 3 tablespoons of honey. Coat the chicken wings and bake until crispy and caramelized.

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5 from 13 votes
Review Recipe

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 21 tablespoons
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dressing
Cuisine Asian
This easy concoction will give your salads an Asian flair.


  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water

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  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine.
  • Enjoy over salads, as a marinade, in stir fries or as a dip.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 62, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 101mg, Potassium: 4mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Iron: 1mg
Keyword Sesame Ginger Dressing
Sesame Ginger Dressing in a clear jar.
Sesame Ginger Dressing in a clear jar.
Top photo shows a side view of Sesame Ginger Dressing in a clear jar. The bottom photo shows a top view of the dressing.

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  1. Followed this recipe exactly and it was PERFECT. This sauce made some boring steamed veggies, tofu and brown rice taste DELICIOUS – my boyfriend was seriously raving about it. I’ll be making this dressing regularly to keep on hand! Thank you, and I love your site!5 stars

  2. Delicious and light-tasting. The acidity is perfect. I used lemon instead of lime and substituted kombucha vinegar for one tablespoon (I was running low on ingredients), and it turned out fantastic!5 stars

  3. So love your recipes and have made many of them. This Sesame Ginger dressing looks like a winner to me. Thank you.
    Do you have th recipe for the salad with red cabbage, carrots and wonton stops as in this picture? I would love to make this.5 stars