This sesame dressing is made with garlic, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and a little soy sauce. It’s the perfect vinaigrette to top on your favorite kale salad with.
Easy Sesame Dressing
This salad dressing recipe is a very basic vinaigrette. The base oil is a combo of olive oil with a touch of sesame oil. We took things up a notch by sauteeing the garlic first so that it’s super flavorful.
I promise it’s worth the extra step. After you’ve sauteed the garlic, it’s time to mix the rest of the ingredients in. We like to do this right in a mason jar so you can screw the cap on and give it a shake. Here’s what you need:
- Olive Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Soy Sauce
- Maple Syrup
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Dijon Mustard
How to Use Sesame Dressing
Like I mentioned above, you’re pretty much going to die over this simple healthy salad dressing recipe. Guess what? You can use this for more than just salad!
- Salads: keep things super simple and top your baby kale or spinach with this dressing.
- Marinade: Place a few chicken breasts in a glass container and pour on some Asian Salad Dressing. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes and boom, you’ve got Asian Chicken ready to go.
- Dip: Use this dressing as a dip for spring rolls or egg rolls.
- Pasta Salad: get festive with your pasta salad and make an Asian-inspired dish!
- Begin by heating a small pan over medium/high heat. Add olive oil and sesame oil.
- When the oil is fragrant, add garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes. Turn heat to low and let simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Once cooled, place garlic and olive oil mixture into a mason jar along with all of the other dressing ingredients. Cover the jar and shake until all ingredients are combined.