Sesame Ginger Dressing

Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

I love Ginger salad dressing. You know that awesome one that you get in Japanese restaurants? I could drink it straight up. I could, that is, until I looked up the calorie and fat content. I had to pass on that glorious, orangey stuff.

I find it hard to totally eliminate the flavors I love from my diet, so I’ve played around with the building blocks of that classic Ginger dressing. I’m pretty satisfied with my way of getting the creaminess, punch of Ginger and the toasty flavor of Sesame in my dressing.

It’s quick to put together and the flavors really develop the longer it sits.

Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Ginger: Fresh or Bottled?

Ginger is fibrous and not easy to puree by hand. I recommend adding two inches of peeled fresh ginger to a small blender or food processor. I use my Vitamix to puree the ginger and then add the remaining ingredients. Using only one appliance means less clean up for me!

If I don’t have fresh ginger in the house to grind up, I love using prepared ground ginger root (NOT powdered). You can find it in squeeze bottles in your produce aisle. It’s a staple in my fridge and is easy to pour into your measuring spoon.

Once you have your ginger ready, this comes together quickly.

Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • ½ cup of Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon pureed Ginger

  • 1 tablespoon Tahini Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon Brown Sugar (dark or light)

  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds (toasted or plain)

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Add each ingredient to a bowl and whisk to combine.

This will be enough dressing for a large salad and several other entrees. Take a peek at the serving suggestions below. You can store this dressing in a covered container for a week in your refrigerator.


Serving Suggestions

Tofu Tacos with Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Tofu Tacos with Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Zucchini Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Zucchini Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing | The Tish Kitchen | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

Use as a Sauce sliced, grilled Beef, Chicken or Pork.

Marinate raw Shrimp for 15 minutes before grilling. Great in pitas, with greens.

Over any Cole or Veggie Slaw.

As a Salad Dressing over Salad Greens

Dress up your Zucchini Ribbons with Black Sesame Seeds.

Pour over Sautéed Tofu Tacos