A creamy sesame salad dressing that goes on just about anything. Use it as a sauce on burgers or rice bowls, a dressing on coleslaw or salad, or as a dip for rice crackers or raw veggies. This is so good, I was licking it off the spoon!
This sesame salad dressing is full of Asian flavors, but it’s not your typical thin soy based dressing. It’s also not a peanut sauce, which is the other way Asian-inspired dressings/sauces are usually made. Don’t get me wrong, I love both of those, but I wanted to create something a little different.
My southwest Vegan Ranch Dressing is such a hit that I decided to take the idea of using blended cashews as a base and turning it into a different flavor all together. This dressing turned out so delicious that I’m not even joking when I say I was licking it off the spoon. Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean!
I originally created this recipe as a sauce for my Asian-Inspired Lentil Burger Lettuce Wraps, but I have since discovered that it’s great on soba noodles, rice bowls and as a dip for rice crackers and raw veggies as well. Just like my Vegan Ranch, this Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing is super versatile. What would you like to try it on??
Because I was using this dressing just to drizzle on top of my Lentil Burgers, the recipe only makes ½ cup. If you are using it to dress a coleslaw or for a pot of soba noodles (or if you are like me and “accidentally” consume ¼ cup by licking it directly off the spoon), you may want to double it.
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Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing
- ½ cup raw cashews (soaked for at least 1 to 2 hours if you do not have a high speed blender)
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
- 1 green onion sliced
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup to taste
- dash of sriarcha
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoon(s) of water to thin if needed
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- If you like a thinner dressing, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and blend again until desired consistency is reached.