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).

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. 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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Sesame Ginger Dressing in a jar with a whisk and salad in the background
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Review Recipe

Sesame Ginger Dressing

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


  • 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

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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

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

Keyword Sesame Ginger Dressing
Course Dressing
Cuisine Asian
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