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Sesame Dressing Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce good quality
  • 3 teaspoons sesame paste available in Asian markets and most supermarkets these days
  • ½ tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • ½ tablespoon sugar to taste
  • 1 dash hot chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine I like Mirin, a Japanese sweet rice wine
  • ½ tablespoon boiling water good chance you'll be cooking noodles with this dressing, so here's your source
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted, optional


  • In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, sesame paste, hoisin sauce, sugar, chili hot sauce and rice wine together.
  • Add the hot water and continue whisking until the sugar is completely dissolved. If you are opting for toasted sesame seeds, stir them in now.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your personal liking.
  • This dressing tastes better when chilled. Cover the bowl or transfer the dressing into a glass jar and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.


Alternative Ingredient Suggestions
As I mentioned above, there are lots of variations you can make to this recipe or create your own from scratch. Here are some of the ingredients I found on the Internet that can be added to or substituted with that will change the final flavor of your sesame dressing:
  • soy sauce
  • dark soy sauce
  • fresh ginger
  • scallions
  • wasabi paste
  • hot or sweet mustard
  • Asian sesame oil
  • honey
  • Mayonnaise to make it creamy


Serving: 1g