Sesame-Ginger Salad Dressing

Sesame Ginger DressingSavory and tangy, this is the perfect dressing for salads served with Asian-style meals. It’s also good on wilted greens and on cold noodle dishes. 

Makes: about 1 cup

  • 1/3 cup light olive oil or other healthy vegetable oil, such as safflower or sunflower
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated fresh or jarred ginger, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a tightly lidded cruet or bottle. Shake well before each use.

Good with: Asian-style coleslaw (try using napa cabbage); broccoli slaw or other grated vegetable salads (such as with root vegetables or carrots); cold noodle salads; green salads using crunchy roots and nuts. Try this on a green salad with mixed baby greens, grated carrot and daikon radish or white turnip, sprouts, and sliced almonds. Any of these salad ideas make great accompaniments with stir-fries.


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