Incredibly delicious, this Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing goes so well with a myriad of salad ingredients and makes an amazing drizzling sauce.
This Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing is at the very top of my obsession list right now. It's sweet, and a bit salty and spicy, all at the same time.
Obsessed. Merriam Webster defines this as "to haunt or excessively preoccupy the mind of". Do you ever have this problem? I suffer from it quite often and it usually has to do with some new recipe I'm developing and can't get my mind off of. And so my poor husband, Scott will have to endure whatever it is again and again... and again! Till I get it just right. He's very patient with me and my obsession problem.
When I was deciding what to call it, I thought about Asian Honey-Sesame-Poppyseed-Soy-Ginger-Brown Sugar Salad Dressing or Best-Most-Amazing-Goes-So-Well-with-EVERYTHING Salad Dressing, but neither of those seemed very search engine friendly, so I settled for Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing. I do have to say though, those other names might give you a little better picture of my latest obsession.
It's true, it does go very well with so many different salad ingredients. I've served it tossed with field greens, arugula, Romaine, and butter lettuces. It's also fabulous with kale, cabbage, peaches, tomatoes, mangoes, nectarines, avocados, oranges, asparagus, green beans, really, just about everything!
Besides using this Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing on salads, it also makes a great drizzling sauce for grilled chicken, shrimp, pork or steak. One evening, I brushed some salmon filets with the dressing and pan-seared them. Then I drizzled the filets with a bit more dressing just before serving - it made a delicious dinner entree.
Oh, are you ready for one more idea? Add a spoonful or two to a scoop of everyday mayo and you have a delicious, Asian-flavored sandwich spread that will transform a plain-Jane sandwich to something quite heavenly!
Try it, I have a feeling you too may become majorly obsessed - probably before you even finish your first salad. I know this yummy dressing will definitely be a frequent flyer in my refrigerator.
P.S. This Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing is wonderful at anytime of year. During the summer months we're also obsessed with this Sweet Basil Vinaigrette. It's honestly, to die for!
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- 2 medium cloves garlic finely minced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped or grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoons red onion finely chopped
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoons sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. That's it!
This looks so amazing!
How long will this recipe keep well in the fridge for?
Chris Scheuer says
Hi Roxanne, it's good for at least a week but it usually doesn't last that long.
Just made this dressing and it was delicious!
Chris Scheuer says
Thanks so much Fran!
This is terrific! I stirred some PB2 (powdered peanut butter) into a couple tablespoons of this dressing and tossed it with some cooked noodles for a delicious side dish. Lots of flavor!
Paul Kriner says
Marvelous! Made this last night specifically for an Asian coleslaw.. What a great dressing. Used up the first batch on a classic green salad. Thanks for doing all the hard part. Thanks to the "Tester" too!
Chris Scheuer says
Thanks for letting us know Paul. We love this dressing too! 🙂
Andreina Reichard says
This dressing is SOOOOO amazing. I hate beets (taste like dirt) but with this dressing I can eat them. I made a kale, strawberry and avocado salad with this dressing on for lunch ... I wish I would have made a bigger salad! LOVE IT!
Chris Scheuer says
Thanks so much Andreina for taking the time to leave feedback. It sounds like you love the dressing as much as I do 🙂 That makes me happy!
This is the LBD of dressings isn't it?
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Chinese chicken salad is one of my favorites so I'm trying your dressing next time I make it!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
I love Asian flavors in salads and can't wait to try your dressing. I like the spiciness of it with the added shriracha.
Vicki Bensinger says
This sure looks tasty. I love just about anything with sesame oil. I can see using this on so many dishes. Thanks for sharing.
Looks and sounds tasty!
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
I know I would become obsessed with this, Chris. It sounds incredible.
Not to make light of anyone's issues, but I truly think I am OCD at times so I can relate to your current sesame dressing obsession, Chris.
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines says
I love this, Chris. From the moment I saw it I was thinking that it would be an awesome marinade for fish. The combination of flavors sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks to you and Scott for testing this to perfection.
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
This looks and sounds fabulous Chris!! LOVE a good salad dressing!
Ginny Hartzler says
This looks and reminds me so much of something they would serve in bible times.
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
I love salads and always look for different dressing recipes to try...this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Chris.
Kevin | keviniscooking says
Chris and Scott,
I came across your food blog from all the amazing images you put up on Pinterest. So glad I found you. The recipes here are great as are the photographs.
It was fun reading your bio and how the site name came to pass, thanks for sharing!
I have you on my blogroll now! BTW, this recipe is perfection, had it tonight!
Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) says
I am obsessed with a great salad dressing and yours is just that! This is a MUST make! BTW - love your photos!
As soon as I get fresh poppy seeds tomorrow..this will be my little obsession too!
Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says
I am obsessed with this amazing dressing - on sliced European cucumbers for instance.
Can't wait to try this. When I use a name brand dressing of that type I itch something awful... don't know what's in it that does that. Will make this over the weekend I think I will leave out the poppyseed. just doesn't seem to fit "Asia" gentre..
Happier Than A Pig In Mud says
Sounds good! Fantastic pics Scott:@)
Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory says
I am obsessed with Asian salads and this dressing sounds SO delish! Pinning NOW! 🙂
sue/the view from great island says
Well, I'm obsessed with these photos! Can't take my eyes off them.
Chris, this looks good enough to drink out of the jar!!