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This sesame ginger salad dressing recipe is so good! It's the perfect balance of flavors that can go on a cabbage salad, as a sauce for grilled chicken, or drizzled over your oven roasted vegetables. It's gluten free, dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free and Paleo. And you'd better believe it's delicious!
Why Make Your Own Salad Dressing?
When you make salad dressing at home, you get to decide what goes in, and what stays out. Have you ever wanted to try a new flavor combination in your salad dressing? Maybe you like things on the spicier side and want to add an extra kick. Or maybe you want to experiment with something new?
At the store you take a big gamble trying something new. Because....what if you don't like it? Then you're stuck with a big bottle that will just sit and take up space in your fridge. Fridge space is valuable real estate! Don't waste it with a big bottle of something you don't like!
Instead, make your own at home and customize it so it's JUST how you like it!
Tools & Ingredients needed to make this Sesame Ginger Recipe
- mason jar (or mixing bowl)
- zester (I use this kind and it's been holding up well for years)
- sesame oil (a little goes a long way. One bottle lasts us months.)
What's in This Sesame Ginger Dressing?
This sesame ginger dressing is just the thing your dinner salad needs. Need a little boost of flavor packed with sweet, salty, and spicy-ness? Yep. I thought so. This is what you want.
- avocado oil
- sesame oil
- coconut aminos
- zested ginger
You won't find any refined oils or preservatives in this homemade salad dressing. But you will in the store bought stuff. If you look on the back of store bought salad dressing, you'll likely find some of these (maybe all of them) on the ingredient list.
- soybean oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil
- sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or corn syrup
- modified food starch
How to make sesame ginger Salad Dressing
I like to mix it and store it in the same container. So if you're using a mason jar to store it, get it out now. Put all the ingredients in, put the lid on, and shake.
Where to use it?
Now wasn't that easy!? Use it anywhere you want a sesame ginger boost of flavor.
- Obviously you can use it on any salad
- Drizzled on oven roasted broccoli (like in this recipe)
- Brushed on cauliflower steaks (like in this recipe)
No matter how you use it, I hope you love it!
Looking for more delicious homemade salad dressing recipes?
- Creamy Avocado Lime Salad Dressing
- 4 Ingredient Honey Mustard Salad Dressing
- Best Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
- 4 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp zested ginger
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tsp white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
- pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar.
- Mix until combined with a whisk, fork, or put the lid on tightly and shake to mix.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g