Sesame Vinaigrette With Chili

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Great with Asian greens, Asian noodles, sweet potatoes, and even fruit-especially mangoes and citrus. You will love the aroma! Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 shallot, finely diced (or 1/2 medium red onion)
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 -2 teaspoon brown sugar (to taste)
  • 4 12 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 12 teaspoon chili oil (if you don't have add some crushed red pepper flakes instead)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or parsley or finely sliced scallion) (optional)


  1. Combine the garlic, ginger, and shallot in a small bowl. Cover with the vinegar, and let stand for about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the soy sauce and sugar, then whisk in the oils.
  3. Add the cilantro or parsley if desired.
  4. Taste and adjust the amount of soy sauce and sugar needed. Enjoy!
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Awesome dressing! I served it atop a colorful salad of napa cabbage, red cabbage, red bell pepper, carrot and edamame. YUM. I do admit that I gave it a whirl of honey as well as we like our dressing a little sweeter. Thanks Sharon!