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.
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce, pref. low-sodium
- 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, fresh minced
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1⁄2 cup peanut oil or 1⁄2 cup grapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
- 1 tablespoon scallion, chopped (green onions)
- Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
- If using a bowl: SLOWLY drizzle in the sesame and peanut oil, whisking constantly so that the dressing will emulsify.
- If using a food processor, leave it running while you drizzle in the oil.
- When dressing is well combined, add sesame seeds and scallions.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate and use within a week.
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.
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.
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!