February 11, 2013

Sesame Ginger Dressing


One day a couple of weeks ago I asked my son what he had at school for lunch, and I was surprised to hear he had salad!  He said they had this really good Asian sesame dressing that he loves and now he gets salad all the time.  Interesting.  I asked him if he remembered the dressing I used to make in the kitchen where I used to work but of course he didn't.  

Since he likes the school's dressing so much, I figured I'd whip up the dressing I used to make in hopes that it would make him as enthusiastic to eat salad at home!  Unfortunately, he has been so sick for almost 2 weeks now, so when he tried it he said he couldn't taste anything.  Bummer.  I'll be taking him to the doctor AGAIN today, so hopefully he'll better later this week and he can give this dressing a try again.  Fingers crossed he likes it as much as the school's version.  Both my husband and myself really like it.  It's a nice change from the usual balsamic dressing I always have on my salads for work.  It also makes a great marinade for meat.  


Sesame Ginger Dressing

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp sesame oil (can add another tablespoon for more sesame flavor if you prefer)
3/4 cup olive oil

Add all ingredients to a mason jar fitted with an airtight lid (or whatever container you have with a lid).  Shake vigorously until well combined.  Store in the refrigerator.

8 comments:

  1. This is a great recipe! I only eat salad because of asian salad dressings as well :) Do you know how long the dressing will last in the fridge?

    Thanks!

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    1. I would say about 7-10 days. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting & commenting!

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  2. Sounds great. I can't wait to try it. Did your son ever get to actually taste it?

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    1. He did & he loved it! Thanks for asking :)

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  3. I just made your dressing, and I thought it was delicious. Next time I am going to go a little lighter on the sesame oil. It does over power the flavors of a salad. Would be great with meat.. Thanks keep it up.

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  4. Glad you liked it & thanks for commenting!

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  5. I loved it. I even wrote it in my cookbook of go-to recipes. Only the very best of the best make it in there!

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    1. I'm honored! Thanks for visiting and commenting ☺

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