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recipe roasted sesame dressing

Roasted Sesame Dressing

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: makes 1 cup 1x
  • Category: condiment
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Ingredients

Scale
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds 
  • ⅓ cup japanese mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce*
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large clove garlic finely minced

Instructions

  1. Place the sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat.
  2. Lightly toast them for 3-5 minutes until they are a golden color and fragrant.
  3. Place them in a mortar and grind them coarsely. (Alternatively, you can also place the sesame seeds in a heavy duty plastic zip top bag, squeeze out all of the air, and crush the seeds by using a rolling pin until you have the right ground texture.)
  4. Brush the sesame seeds out of the mortar and into a bowl.
  5. Add the mayonnaise, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Mix well.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use. Roasted Sesame Dressing keeps well for a week. Stir before using.

Notes

*to make this gluten free be sure to use a GF soy sauce

*use a vegan mayonnaise to make a vegan friendly version

*if you can find unhulled sesame seeds, you are such a lucky person and I envy you! Toast the sesame seeds exactly the same way but for several minutes longer until they are a medium golden color. They should be very fragrant. Turn the heat down a little if you see the sesame seeds getting too dark.

Keywords: dressing, salads, healthy, japanese, summer, sesame