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  • Asian Salad Dressing

Asian Salad Dressing

Food | March 31, 2016 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 5 Minutes
  • Easy

Looking to add a bit of Asian flavour to your next meal? Just add this distinctive ASIAN SALAD DRESSING to a tossed salad, veggie side dish or crunchy slaw and taste the deliciousness.

I always keep the ingredients for this dressing close at hand and find myself whipping up batches of it throughout the week. It’s easy to prepare and goes with virtually everything. I especially enjoy it spooned onto grilled or roasted vegetables, which is how I used it in this ROASTED ASPARAGUS RECIPE.

The process for preparing the ASIAN SALAD DRESSING is simple and straightforward, but I suggest you tweak the measurements of the sugar, salt, Tamari and garlic until you get it tasting just the way you want.

I find the balance of salt to sweet changes with the type and quantity of Tamari or soy sauce that I use. I also use an extra clove (or two!) of garlic for a more robust-flavoured dressing. It’s a wonderful way to ramp up the flavour of the toasted sesame oil.

One final suggestion is to give the dressing a bit of time to mature. Make the dressing a day or two in advance – the garlic and chili flakes will soften as the flavours meld together. Don’t forget to shake or whisk the dressing before each use.

An ASIAN SALAD DRESSING prepared with toasted sesame oil, Tamari, rice wine vinegar, chili flakes, garlic, salt and sugar. It’s a Far East flavour sensation!



Ingredients & Amounts

  • ¼ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons Tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes


  1. Whisk sugar and rice wine vinegar together in a medium-sized bowl until dissolved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to emulsify dressing.
  3. Refrigerate for 24 hours before use.
Listen on MUSIC

Listening to great music is an important part of every Weekend at the Cottage! I listened to 50 Timeless Tunes: Chinese Instruments – Guzheng – Various Artists while preparing this dressing recipe. Visit iTunes to add this distinctly Asian music to your collection.

Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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