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).

Pouring Sesame Ginger Dressing over a salad in a white bowl

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.

Jar of Sesame Ginger Dressing with salad in the background and side of sesame seeds

How to Store Sesame Ginger Dressing

Store sesame ginger dressing in a glass jar or salad dressing cruet for easy dispensing.

How Long Will It Last? Homemade Sesame dressing should be refrigerated right after making and be kept in the refrigerator for only 2-3 days.

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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Sesame Ginger Dressing

This easy concoction will give your salads an Asian flair.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 21 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • ½ 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
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds optional


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


Homemade Sesame dressing should be refrigerated right after making and be kept in the refrigerator for only 2-3 days. 
4.97 from 139 votes

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

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dressing
Cuisine Asian

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  1. Read one comment about being too sweet, so just added 2 tablespoons honey. Is delicious and will be making it again!5 stars

  2. I read one comment about too sweet, so I added just 2 tablespoons of honey. The flavor is wonderful. Will definitely make this again!5 stars

  3. Delicious! Thank you so much! A bit sweet for my taste… I’ll start with 2Tbs. of honey next time, then add more if I need it.
    Your recipes knock it out of the park every time for me. 5 stars

  4. love this dressing! my husband is pretty picky when it comes to dressing but he basically drowned his quinoa in it!5 stars

  5. Hello, sounds delicious! I’ve been trying to make all my dressings lately because of all the additives in store bought! Can’t wait to add this to my list of go-to’s! Just one question…. Can I use olive oil or avocado oil in place of the vegetable oil?
    Thanks Again!

    1. Depending on the type, olive oil will have a different flavor. I haven’t tried this with avocado oil, although it is fairly neutral in flavor. Let us know how it goes!

  6. looks great. I intend to make it tonight but I am puzzled by the fact that it says it can only be kept in the fridge for 3 days. Why. There is nothing that appears to make it so perishable. There is quite a bit of acid between the vinegar and lime juice that should extend shelf life. Please advise.

    1. We only keep fresh garlic in oil recipes in the fridge for up to 3 days due to the risk of botulism.

  7. I honestly do not know why supposed cooks would use cans of soup for ANY recipe. It’s gross, full of salt and chemicals. If you’re going to post a recipe, post a recipe with real food. Cream of this or cream of that canned soup is NOT a recipe; it’s a cop-out and does a disservice to your readers. Sorry, but this chaps me raw. It’s no different than throwing Cheetos on something and saying it’s a recipe.

    BTW, I make a GREAT chicken and rice casserole with home-made, savory white sauce that literally takes 5 minutes more time than opening a can of cream of crap. I wanted to read your recipe in case you had spice ideas or techniques I hadn’t thought of.

    1. Sorry, this comment was directed to your other recipe chicken and rice.

      I DO like your idea on Asian dressing. That sounds tasty and I am going to try it, as well as your Asian Salad. Thanks for that.

    2. Most of our casseroles are from scratch (including the sauces) but everyone cooks differently and has different needs so we include different kinds of options. If you’d prefer from scratch, we often use a homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup that can be used in place of canned.

      If there is a recipe you’re looking for from scratch, please let us know and I can see if I have an option for you. Here are a few ‘from scratch’ chicken casseroles you may like:
      Chicken Broccoli Casserole (see notes for the from scratch sauce)
      Chicken Lasagna
      Chicken Spaghetti

    3. Oh my! I have several recipes in my 55 year collection that call for canned soups. As I explained in the forward to my children, “sometimes you just want easy”. There are plenty of people out there who have crap diets. They eat chips, sugar laden foods, etc. and a can of soup doesn’t bother them. No matter how you feel about it personally, it.just.doesn’t.bother.them. To each their own.