Sesame Dressing


I had never heard of sesame dressing until college. Sesame was only those things on hamburger buns for decoration to me. I had no idea how tasty those little seeds and the oil made from them were.

The school cafeteria was out of my favorite dressing one day so I picked a new one at random and decided to give it a shot on my garden salad. I was in love from that moment.

When I got my first apartment, a bottle of sesame dressing was something I always kept in the fridge, but it still didn’t taste like the original kind. So once I got more adventurous with my cooking, I went in search of the perfect sesame dressing recipe. I must have tried and tweaked a dozen recipes until I landed on this one. It’s just like I remember it from the first time.

This dressing goes great over regular salads, but try it in all sorts of asian-inspired dishes. It’s a great complement to tofu and stir fries and tastes best over dark leafy greens like spinach and kale.

Sesame Dressing
Recipe type: Sesame Dressing
Serves: 2 tbsp is one serving
  • ½ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp toaster sesame seeds, ground
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  1. Combine ingredients in jar and shake well.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 90