Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

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This sesame ginger dressing recipe is so good! It’s the perfect balance of flavors that can be used 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!

sesame ginger dressing off spoon into jar

Tools Needed to Make Ginger Dressing Recipe

Ingredients to Make Your Sesame Salad Dressing

  • Avocado oil – As a base for this oil I use avocado oil due to its neutral flavor without the refined vegetable oils in it.
  • Sesame oil – Sesame oil has a distinct flavor – mildly nutty. It’ll give this dressing a distinct (and yummy) flavor.
  • Coconut aminos – A soy-free soy sauce substitute that’s a tad bit sweeter, and less salty. Feel free to swap this out for soy sauce if you’d prefer.
  • Zested ginger – The ginger gives this dressing amazing flavor. I love the ginger flavor paired with the sesame. Yum! Zesting the ginger brings out more of the flavor.
  • Honey – To add sweetness to your sesame ginger dressing recipe that will balance out the other flavors.
  • Vinegar – To add a little zing and add to the balancing act of flavors.

How To Make Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

I like to mix and store my dressings in the same container. So if you’re using a mason jar to store it, get it out now. It’s very easy to make—put all the ingredients in, put the lid on, and shake, baby, shake.

This recipe will make about one cup of salad dressing. It’s the perfect amount to store in half-pint mason jars. We love these jars for condiments. If you prefer a wide mouth, these are the way to go.

FAQ & Recipe Tips

What is sesame ginger dressing made of?

If you buy sesame ginger dressing at the store, it likely has soybean or vegetable oils, lots of sugar, and preservatives. This recipe is soy-free, refined oil free, and sweetened with honey. It’s made of simple ingredients like sesame oil, zested ginger, and honey.

Can I freeze ginger dressing?

Yes, you can freeze sesame ginger dressing. Use your mason jar or another air-tight container and it should keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. When you’re ready to use it, bring it to room temperature and give it a good whisk.

What does sesame ginger salad dressing taste like?

This sesame ginger salad dressing is a nice balance of nutty sesame, zesty ginger, and a slight sweetness. The perfect combination, in my opinion. It goes well on stir fry, on shredded cabbage salad, or drizzled on top of some veggies (like oven roasted broccoli or these grilled cauliflower steaks).

sesame ginger dressing

Perfect Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A perfectly balanced sesame ginger sauce to use as a salad dressing or to boost the flavor of your favorite veggie dish.


  • 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


  1. Add all ingredients to a mason jar.
  2. 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

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