Nona's Japanese Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

My Dad is very fond of a creamy sesame dressing found in Japanese restaurant near him and has asked me if I can come up with something close to it. I tasted it, tasted it, and tasted it and came to a conclusion that it's a commercial based salad dressing with raw eggs, very sharp vinegar taste reminiscent of kewpie mayonnaise taste and something else I could not pinpoint. That salad dressing is good, but when you taste it by itself, I realize there were lots of stablizers, preservatives, and chemical taste that I did not like. But still, I had to come up with something for Dad because he was paying $5 for a cup of this dressing and he was going through it quickly. This is my rendition and I think much tastier one that I am proud of. You can easily grind roasted sesame seeds in coffee grinder for 1 second or you can mortar and pestle. It should only be partially ground

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly and refrigerate. Keeps for 2 to 3 weeks in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Mmmm...very nice salad dressing and veggie dip. I thought it was especially nice with peppery things like daikon, red radishes, and turnips. As written, I found it a bit too salty. The second time I made it, I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp and the msg to 1/4, which seemed just right. It was super simple to mix together in a jar with a hand blender. Thanks for sharing your creation with us. I'm know I'll be making it often.

Cinnamon Turtle December 05, 2011

It is perfect. 99% alike as the store brought one. I think it tastes even better after a day in the fridge when all the flavors blend together. We finish the store bought one far too around three salads only, four if we are lucky. I dressed it with simple lettuce, tomato, Japanese crabs stick and Tofu as a salad. Makes a great lunch for summer. Thx a lot for the recipe. XXX

joiekc July 15, 2010

We had been having my Mother-in-law ship Kewpie sesame salad dressing for years, since it's about the best we ever had. After we found this recipie and tried it, we agree that it taste like it came right out of the Kewpie bottle. Great job Rinshinomori. We are so impressed, and now we can save a lot on the shipping costs!

mgoodbrd November 08, 2009