Asian Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is simple to throw together, light and tangy. I often vary the ingredients, using honey or orange juice instead of sugar, adding wasabi powder -- whatever I'm in the mood for. The joy of cooking is being creative! If you wish to substitute the oil, use a bland vegetable oil, extra virgin olive oil or "light" olive oil. Regular olive oil is too strong for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, pref. low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh grated
  • 12 teaspoon garlic, fresh minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 12 cup peanut oil or 12 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, chopped (green onions)


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
  2. If using a bowl: SLOWLY drizzle in the sesame and peanut oil, whisking constantly so that the dressing will emulsify.
  3. If using a food processor, leave it running while you drizzle in the oil.
  4. When dressing is well combined, add sesame seeds and scallions.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate and use within a week.


Most Helpful

I didn't add the scallions or sesame seeds at the end, and I used 1/2t of dried ginger, but this was YUMMY! Served over a salad of field greens, chicken tenderloins, avocado, and mandarin oranges.

LillyZackMom January 02, 2013

This is delicious... Having it for lunch on a salad with avocado, hearts of palm, artichoke, tuna, etc. salad. Whew... say that five times fast. ;-) I did use dried ginger, and about a teaspoon of that, as well as half grape seed oil and half sunflower oil, since I like the flavor. Buzzed this in the magic bullet about ten seconds. It does separate a bit, so be prepared to re-mix it, but no biggie. Thanks for sharing a great dressing.

Queen Roachie April 24, 2013

Good stuff! I doubled the garlic and minced a tiny bit of onion instead of the scallions. Oh, I also used honey instead of sugar. This was awesome on a kale salad with carrots and toasted almond slivers! Thanks danger bun!

932ninja January 29, 2013

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