Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing

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It’s so hard to find sesame Asian salad dressing without a lot of sugar and other additives.  That is why I make homemade salad dressing.  Homemade sesame Asian salad dressing gives you the freedom to add whatever you like, without all the added sugar.  Homemade Asian dressings are notorious for adding lots of sugar or high fructose corn syrup.  This homemade toasted sesame dressing is packed with flavor and without the sugar.  All you need is 3 ingredients and under 5 minutes!  The nutty flavor of the toasted sesame oil really makes this Asian Sesame Dressing stand out.

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This toasted sesame Asian dressing would make a great dip as well.  I’m thinking for some pot stickers?  I guess I need to make those next!
Salads are meant to be healthy.  Not loaded with sugar.  If you are wanting to make this gluten free, choose the tamari or bragg’s aminos.  Both are gluten free.  I hope you enjoy this Asian Sesame Dressing as much as we did!

Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing

Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Yield: About 1 cup

Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing

Only a few ingredients and just as good as the restaurant!



  • Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour dressing in a glass jar, cover and store in the fridge

The dressing should keep for a few weeks in the fridge. If you want to add a hint of sweetness, you can add 1 tsp of mirin or raw honey.

26 thoughts on “Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing

  1. I love how simple it is! I’m always looking for homemade dressings yet they tend to have long ingredient lists so this is nice! I also love asian flavours without all the additives, can’t wait to try it :)
    It sounds great for pot stickers, do you have a healthy pot stickers recipe up? I’d love to see that!

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Can you clarify the “scant 1/4 cup” of sesame oil? The measurement is pretty precise, so I’m not sure if I should add less of it (or if I don’t even know what scant means!)? Thanks!

  3. This is sooo yummy! The one processed food product I have not been able to get away from is Annie’s Asian Sesame salad dressing. I added a little raw honey to the recipe and it is delish! No more Annie’s for me. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    1. Thank you! I find the toasted sesame oil a Sprouts. Whole Foods and other health food stores should carry it as well. You may even be able to find it in the regular grocery stores. Look in the International section.

  4. Hi Melissa,

    Have you tried this recipe with untoasted sesame oil? I am about to buy, haven’t tried it yet, but heard that it has a more subtle flavor than toasted sesame oil and better for you since it’s raw. Just wonder how it would work.
    Thanks a lot!

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