Japanese Sesame Dressing
by Amy Becker


We served with grilled salmon (made an Asian glaze with soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang and a little sugar), tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado. It would be tasty over grilled veggies, with chicken, lots of options!


  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (you could use full-fat Greek yogurt too, I often to half and half)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a metal saute pan, toast the sesame seeds until slightly brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pulse the sesame seeds in a food processor until the sesame seeds are broken up or use a spice grinder.
  3. Add the other ingredients and pulse until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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