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45 degree view of blended sesame dressing in a glass jar with a spoon

Sesame Dressing

This Sesame Dressing is lightly sweet and full of delicious Asian-inspired flavors with nutty sesame, ginger and the perfect way to elevate all your salads and more! It's a 5-minute condiment with tons of tasty uses that you'll want to savor every drop! Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, paleo, with low carb, keto and Whole30 options.

Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword ginger dressing, japanese salad dressing, sesame dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 84 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut vinegar , you can use organic rice vinegar if not Whole30 or paleo
  • 2 tbsp creamy tahini , can sub with cashew butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup , can sub with coconut flower nectar, yacon syrup, Lakanto sugar-free syrup or preferred liquid sweetener for low carb./ keto. Honey if not vegan or preferred liquid sweetener. Omit for Whole30 or use date syrup
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger or ½ teaspoon ginger powder


  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium jar or to a bowl. Shake or whisk until combined.

    Top view of ingredients to make healthy sesame dressing in a jar
  2. Alternatively, add to a small food processor or a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.

    Top view of blended asian sesame ginger dressing in a glass jar with a whisk
  3. Adjust any seasoning to taste, then chill in the fridge until ready to use. 

    45 degree view of blended sesame dressing in a glass jar with a spoon

Recipe Notes

How to Store 

You can keep the dressing chilled in the fridge for up to 1 week. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or resealable jar. Give it a good shake or stir before using it to re-combine all of the ingredients.

How to freeze:

Salad dressings generally don't freeze well, as the ingredients tend to separate while they thaw. 

But if you'd like to do some experimentation, try freezing small portions in an ice cube tray for up to 1 month, thawing them out in the fridge and mixing/shaking the thawed mixture very well before using.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.