Creamy Asian Salad Dressing

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This amazing Creamy Asian Salad Dressing gives your salad a delicious nutty flavor with a blend of roasted sesame seeds, cashews, tahini, fresh ginger, and roasted sesame oil. Toss with you green salad and you will fall in love with greens.

Creamy Asian Salad Dressing

I have been enjoyed a daily green salad and I have been preparing different homemade salad dressing recipes that are vegan, gluten-free and tasty, this sesame salad dressing is to die for! Other delicious salad dressings made from scratch are Vegan Ranch DressingVegan Thousand Island Dressing, and Vegan Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Asian salad dressing in a glass jar with a silver spoon on a cutting board

Creamy Asian Salad Dressing

This Asian salad dressing is now my husband's favorite salad dressing, I have made it for him for the past week and he wants me to keep making it. It is very easy to prepare and healthy, made with cashew for a creamy texture. 

This is an inspired version of the popular Japanese Sesame Dressing (Goma Dressing). In Japanese, Goma means sesame. 

I have tried vegan storebought Asian Salad Dressings but so far I haven't found one that I liked, plus they have ingredients that I don't really care for ingesting daily. My homemade toasted sesame dressing recipe is made with simple ingredients that are found in most major supermarkets or are already in your pantry.

I also enjoyed serving this sesame salad dressing as a dip for Cauliflower Nuggets, Tofu Fries. or Baked Tofu Nuggets.

 

Asian Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • Sesame Seeds - roasting sesame seeds in a dry skillet over the stove is great way to release the natural nutty oils and fragrance, added to the dressing to boost flavor, thicken and add crunch to the creamy dressing.
  • Cashews - Raw cashews are used as the base for this creamy Asian salad dressing. Traditional recipes use mayonnaise or eggs but cashews are the perfect dairy-free alternative. 
  • Lemon Juice - Added for a mild tangy flavor, you can substitute with fresh lime juice.
  • Bragg's Liquid Aminos - Made from organic soy, this gluten-free alternative to soy gives an amazing flavor to the salad dressing, you can substitute with coconut Aminos or soy sauce.
  • Tahini - made from roasted sesame seeds that are processed into a creamy paste. Added for an extra flavor boost and nutrients.
  • Fresh Ginger - Fresh ginger added to this dressing for the perfect Asian flavor, gives a mild flavor punch to the salad dressing.
  • Sesame Oil - roasted sesame seeds oil, added to boost the flavor, favored their distinct flavors.
  • Maple Syrup - added for a mild sweet flavor, better than refined sugars. You can substitute with agave syrup, date syrup or your favorite sweetener.

Roasted sesame seeds for creamy sesame dressing

How To Make Creamy Asian Salad Dressing

It so easy to make this Asian Sesame Dressing,

  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over low heat until golden brown, constantly stirring to prevent the seeds from burning. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Place cashews in a high-speed blender with water, lemon juice, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, tahini, ginger, sesame oil, and maple syrup.
  3. Process dressing until smooth and creamy, add toasted sesame seeds and pulse blender. You can add extra water if salad dressing is too thick about 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse to stir.
  4. Pour salad dressing in an airtight container and serve immediately, store leftover in the refrigerator for a week.

What Recipes To Use With Creamy Asian Salad Dressing?

Salad with creamy Asian salad dressing in a white bowl

 

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Nutrition

Energy:
65 kcal / 272 kJ
Fat:
5 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
3 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Ready in:
5 min
For:
12 tablespoons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over low heat until golden brown, constantly stirring to prevent the seeds from burning. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Place cashews in a high-speed blender with water, lemon juice, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, tahini, ginger, sesame oil, and maple syrup.
  3. Process dressing until smooth and creamy, add toasted sesame seeds and pulse blender. You can add extra water if salad dressing is too thick about 1 tablespoon at a time and pulse to stir.
  4. Pour salad dressing in an airtight container and serve immediately, store leftover in the refrigerator for a week.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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4 Comments
  1. Aly Michell
    November 7, 2019

    I haven’t tried making my own creamy salad dressing, but this looks easy to make! Might have to get a few batches a try because I’ve also been on a salad-kick lately.

  2. Chocoviv
    October 28, 2019

    Looks so yummy and easy to make…