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  • Recipe: Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

The simple addition of this sesame ginger dressing will make any salad or bowl to the next level. It has a deliciously smooth and creamy consistency, and the flavor is nutty, salty, and somewhat sweet.

This sesame ginger dressing is exactly what you need if you’re looking for an easy way to liven up your weekly meal prep or lunch routine.

All you need is a few simple ingredients! It has a nutty flavor, a savory quality, a touch of sweetness, and a kick of ginger that is very refreshing.

This is the kind of sauce that I like to always have on hand in the refrigerator because of its versatility and deliciousness. It can be used for several days, and it can make even the most basic green salad into a dinner that is hard to resist.

Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe Ingredients

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Food: Sesame Ginger Dressing (Source: Love and Lemons)

Another thing that makes this sesame ginger dressing one of my favorites is the fact that? You only need these seven essential elements to make it:

  • Tahini, which is produced by grinding sesame seeds, lends the dressing a texture that is somewhere between a mild creaminess and a nutty flavor. For this dish, you should be sure to use tahini which is very smooth and fluid, and you should steer clear of the dry and thick tahini that may often be found at the bottom of a jar. You don’t want any chunks in your salad dressing, do you?
  • Toasted sesame oil gives this sesame dressing a powerful flavor, a thick texture, and a nutty aroma.
  • Rice vinegar was used for its tart flavor.
  • The addition of tamari or soy sauce imparts an intensely savory taste to the dressing. If you require the dressing to be gluten-free, make sure to use tamari instead of other soy sauces.
  • Fresh ginger – For kick! In this dish, the flavor of ginger is energizing, which I enjoy.
  • To counteract the saltiness of the tamari and the sharpness of the vinegar, add some maple syrup or honey.
  • And a dash of water: When adjusting the consistency to your liking, add water one tablespoon at a time, in increments of one.

Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl using a whisk until they are completely combined. It may take some stirring until the tahini is completely combined with the oil, vinegar, and tamari, but you must persevere with this step! In no time at all, you will have a dressing that is creamy, nutty, and ginger-sesame based.

If the consistency of the dressing is too thick for your taste, you can thin it up by adding a small bit of water. Enjoy!

How to Serve Dressing with Sesame and Ginger

This sesame ginger dressing is a super simple method to boost the flavor of whatever salad or bowl you choose to eat it with.

It goes well with my Sweet Potato Salad, my Kale Salad, my Asian Slaw, and my Citrus Cabbage Salad. Try tossing it with one of them. It would go wonderfully with any of the following bowl recipes as well:

  • Sesame Soba Noodles
  • Adzuki Bean Bowls
  • Bowl of Mango and Ginger Rice
  • Bliss Bowl with Kimchi and Brown Rice
  • Sesame Noodle Bowl

You might even make your bowl if you choose. Begin with a grain that has been cooked. This dressing would go wonderfully with any of the following grains: white rice, brown rice, black rice, or quinoa.

The next step is to incorporate a protein, such as baked tofu, tempeh, or roasted chickpeas.

Layer on vegetables such as fresh greens, radishes, carrots, roasted broccoli, or butternut squash, and then drizzle the salad with the sesame ginger dressing to bring everything together.

If there is any sauce left over, you can use it on another salad or bowl, or drizzle it over vegetables that have been cooked simply.

Sautéed broccoli, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted asparagus, sautéed kale, and roasted sweet potatoes are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this condiment.

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

This sesame ginger dressing is going to be so good, that you’re going to want to use it on everything! It has a nutty flavor, a savory flavor, and a somewhat sweet flavor, and it goes great with salads, noodles, and other foods.


  • 3 tablespoons smooth tahini
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons water, more if needed


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Food: Sesame Ginger Dressing (Source: Love and Lemons)
  1. Tahini, sesame oil, vinegar, tamari, ginger, maple syrup, and one tablespoon of water should be combined and whisked together until smooth in a small bowl.
  2. If the dressing is too thick to drizzle, add an extra one to two tablespoons of water until it reaches the consistency where it can be drizzled.


  • For the greatest results, use a truly smooth, liquid tahini rather than the dry, stiff component that you might find at the bottom of a jar. This will ensure that the tahini is well distributed throughout the dish. Additionally, the consistency of tahini might change according to the brand; I like Soom, Cedar’s, Trader Joe’s, and Seed+Mill the most.