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A drizzle of creamy Japanese sesame dressing levels up any green salad.

Creamy Sesame Dressing

Making this thick and creamy Japanese Sesame Dressing is as easy as whisking a handful of ingredients together, and yet it makes for a delicious sauce and salad dressing for anything from fresh vegetables, to shabu shabu, to chilled noodles.
Course Condiments & Pickles
Cuisine Japanese-Western
Keyword dressing, sauce
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Grains & Seeds
Diet Dairy-Free, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 142kcal


  • 110 grams Japanese mayonnaise (~1/2 US cup)
  • 80 grams sesame paste (~1/3 US cup)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare ginger juice by grating fresh ginger and then squeezing the juice out of the pulp.
    1 teaspoon ginger juice
  • Whisk the mayonnaise, sesame paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, toasted sesame oil, ginger juice, and salt together until it's smooth and creamy.
    110 grams Japanese mayonnaise, 80 grams sesame paste, 3 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 1 teaspoon ginger juice, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Store the sesame dressing in a jar or squeeze bottle in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it on a Japanese salad.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg