Asian Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

"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."
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

  • 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 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, chopped (green onions)
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directions

  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. priyanshi_08
    Can you tell me some substitutes for rice wine vinegar?
     
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Reviews

  1. jacob_hawley
    This is a great starting point for a whole lot of creativity. Myself, I added 4 whole garlic cloves, a small Jalapeño, and a small shallot while leaving out the scallions. I substituted 1/2 tsp of dried ginger for the fresh ginger. I also added chili sesame and some capsicum to give this all some heat. The flavors were awesome over one of those pre-chopped bags of mixed cabbage, carrots, and broccoli plus a whole cucumber.... As I said, this is a great baseline recipe to riff on.
     
  2. LillyZackMom
    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.
     
  3. AQueen
    Delicious. I only cut sugar in half and used chopped chives instead of scallions, too many chives in the garden. I served over a shrimp, avocado, mixed green salad.
     
  4. cscano
    I would suggest decreasing the amt. of sugar in the recipe as I found it to be pretty sweet. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and thought the dressing was delicious - very much like Trader Joe's asian vinaigrette but even tastier.
     
  5. Queen Roachie
    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.
     
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Tweaks

  1. llorigirl
    I used honey ~ about 1 tsp more. Also, safflower oil ~ about 1/4 cup. As I did not toast the sesame seeds, I added about 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil. I used one whole scallion.
     
  2. revpamm
    added cilantro stems and leaves, used toasted sesame oil and splenda rather than sugar. on a romaine salad with cukes, peppers and cabbage and grilled chicken marinated in the dressing. I'll make this again I'm very sure!!!!!! No one left any for tomorrow!!!!!!
     
  3. jacob_hawley
    This is a great starting point for a whole lot of creativity. Myself, I added 4 whole garlic cloves, a small Jalapeño, and a small shallot while leaving out the scallions. I substituted 1/2 tsp of dried ginger for the fresh ginger. I also added chili sesame and some capsicum to give this all some heat. The flavors were awesome over one of those pre-chopped bags of mixed cabbage, carrots, and broccoli plus a whole cucumber.... As I said, this is a great baseline recipe to riff on.
     
  4. AQueen
    Delicious. I only cut sugar in half and used chopped chives instead of scallions, too many chives in the garden. I served over a shrimp, avocado, mixed green salad.
     
  5. Cristina Barry
    Very good recipe, its light, sweet and tangy. I used peanut oil and omitted the sesame seeds and scallions. Next time, like most fellow reviewers, I'll use honey instead of sugar and cut back on the oil (1/2 cup is a tad too much). Added to a mixed greens salad, with white onions, grape tomatoes and avocado (so yummy with the ginger/garlic twist) and served with Vietnamese Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes over basmati rice. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
     

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