Homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing is made with ingredients like soy sauce, ginger, garlic, Sriracha, and sesame oil. Savory, salty, and tangy, with just the right amount of kick, it’s the perfect multi-purpose sauce, dressing, or marinade.
Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe
I made this sesame ginger dressing for the first time a long time ago, back when I was testing the waters by preparing my own sauces. Since then, it has become one of my favorite go-to salad dressings, marinades, and noodle sauces.
It’s basically delicious with everything.
I usually double the recipe and keep a jar in the refrigerator for last-minute dinner ideas. I use it to marinate beef, chicken, or shrimp, pour over rice with roasted vegetables, mix it with greens, or use it as a stir-fry sauce. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is huge. Of course, as the name implies, much of its amazing flavor comes from sesame and fresh ginger. If you don’t care for either of these ingredients, I recommend cutting each in half (sesame oil has an especially strong flavor).
How to Make Sesame Ginger Dressing
Add all the ingredients–soy sauce, minced fresh ginger, minced garlic, canola oil, hoisin sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha, agave nectar, salt, red wine vinegar, and white sesame seeds–to a small bowl and whisk until fully combined. Adjust to taste (i.e., the dressing may need more salt, sriracha for spice, or sesame oil for a stronger sesame flavor depending on your preference).
What Should I Put Sesame Ginger Dressing On?
This sesame ginger dressing works great tossed with your favorite salad or can be added to rice, chicken, or vegetable dishes (you can even use it as a marinade for chicken or tofu). You can also add it to any Asian-inspired green salad, Buddha bowls, or noodle dishes (i.e., a cold noodle salad). It’s the perfect healthy way to spice up a plate of plain steamed veggies or a leafy green side salad, and it even makes a delicious stir-fry sauce!
Storage and Freezing
Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake well before using. Freezing is not recommended.
More Sauces and Dressing Recipes:
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Japanese Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing
- Sriracha Ranch
- Homemade Honey Mustard
- Thai Chili Sauce
If you try making this recipe for sesame ginger dressing, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
Sesame Ginger Dressing
- ⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoon finely minced ginger
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 3 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce - + 2 teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1.5 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup red wine vinegar - start with less and add more to taste
- 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until fully combined. Taste and make any needed adjustments- more salt, sesame oil, Sriracha, etc. Serve over salad, chicken, rice or vegetables.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)