For those who have been following along, you know I can’t resist a solid salad dressing. And this Ginger Sesame Dressing might just be the new star dressing in my household. It’s packed with flavour, ultra creamy and comes together in a few seconds. This is a versatile dressing that can go with many things; we like to eat it with crunchy greens like romaine or iceberg, even as a dip for a veggie platter. Get your blender ready; we’re having salad tonight!

Ginger Sesame Dressing- Why does this combo work so well?

This dressing has great balance and is full of all the staple ingredients.

The sesame oil gives a rich, toasty flavour. The ginger and garlic give a beautiful bright burn that brings any salad green alive.

The maple tames the acidity and rains in the heat; if you’re not a fan of maple as an ingredient, feel free to substitute it for fresh local honey.

The key to this dressing is acutely the tahini. Also made from sesame seeds, it’s less aromatic than sesame oil and has a more bitter taste, but does it ever give this dressing the amazing body it needs!

Where can I find Tahini for Ginger Dressing?

If you’re on the hunt for tahini, you best bet is to take a trip to your local Middle-East mart. They’ll probably have a few different types for you to choose from.

The average grocery store might have it, but it’s always good to support local!

A good blender goes a long way, but not necessary.

For this Ginger Sesame Dressing, I used a high-powered blender to break down the ginger and garlic, but if you take your time, mince your garlic and ginger (try to make it as close to a paste as possible) and use a whisk to emulsify it all together.

What if I don’t have a blender?

No worries, you ca use a food processor. It’s not going to get as creamy and smooth, but it’ll get pretty close!

Here are a few other recipes we think you should check out!

We have a ton of salad dressings up on the blog, here are a few recipes I think are worth checking out!

Sushi Restaurant Salad Dressing

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Ginger Miso Lime Salad Dressing

Ginger Sesame Dressing

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A mason jar is filled with creamy, light brown Ginger Sesame Dressing


  • 4 tbs Sesame oil
  • 4 tbs Olive oil
  • 4 tbs Soy sauce
  • 5 tbs Rice vinegar
  • 4 tbs Maple syrup
  • 4 large Garlic cloves
  • 2 inch Fresh ginger
  • 2 tbs Tahini


  • Put it all in a blender and blast on high until emulsified, should be light, airy and creamy.
  • Keep stored in an air tight container in your fridge.
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