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Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

Rich, sweet and salty, this Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe takes minutes to shake up and is delightful on salads.

What are you dressing your salads with these days? Perhaps you are a buttermilk ranch lover or a balsamic vinaigrette devotee. Or maybe you relish switching it up with salad dressings.

When I am feeling like something different, this Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe delivers.

The flavor is sweet and salty, rich and laced with subtle sesame flavor. It’s a nice changeup from the oil and vinegar combination I reach for most often.

Ingredients for Sesame Ginger Dressing are shown on a granite countertop.

Do you make your own dressings? Some — like this one — are so incredibly easy to make with pantry ingredients that it’s a wonder there are so many options lined up on the salad dressing shelves at the grocery store.

Seriously, this Sesame Ginger Dressing recipe is so ridiculously easy to make that you can be enjoying it in minutes.

A salad featuring shrimp, avocado and red onions dressed with Sesame Ginger Dressing sits on a granite countertop with a fork, more dressing and a glass of water nearby.

So what kind of a salad is this Sesame Ginger Dressing good on? Most recently, I had it on a salad featuring iceberg lettuce, red onions, avocado and shrimp. But it’s good on so many salads!

I love it on salads made with veggies like lettuce, red onions, carrots and cucumbers. It’s also delightful with avocado, shrimp, tuna steak, chicken or garbanzo beans. Mix it up to create a combination you adore.

This Sesame Ginger Dressing can also be used as as a marinade for chicken, beef or seafood like shrimp or tuna steak. And if you’re looking for something other than plain soy sauce for dipping wontons or dumplings in, this works for that too.

Yield: 6 servings

Sesame Ginger Dressing

A jar filled with Sesame Ginger Dressing is held in a hand poised above a salad in a bowl on a granite countertop.

Sweet, salty and rich, this recipe for Sesame Ginger Dressing is easy to make and delightful to enjoy on a salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger root


  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake vigorously for 1 minute until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container.


Thursday 26th of January 2023

Would you say this recipe is a good dupe for the (same name) dressing by Litehouse?

Sarah Walker Caron

Sunday 29th of January 2023

Hi Kelsi, I can't say -- I've never had the one by Litehouse. My aim is to make great tasting foods so I would say this is a very good dressing.

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