This flavorful Asian salad dressing is absolutely amazing! Near my home in California we have a restaurant that produces the most scrumptious Chinese chicken salads ever. But when you break it down, it’s not really the salad itself that’s super special, but rather their fabulous Asian sesame dressing. That’s what really holds the key in making their customers’ taste buds tingle. It’s that beautiful magical recipe that I’ve recreated in my own kitchen and now share with you today! PS: This is also a deeply-satisfying Asian chicken marinade too!
Asian Salad Dressing Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious Asian salad dressing recipe from scratch: fresh ginger, garlic cloves, black pepper, rice vinegar, dark sesame oil, molasses, organic honey, water, soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and smooth peanut butter (optional).
Asian Dressing Recipe
Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Whisk, whisk, whisk, until the Asian salad dressing mixture is completely combined.
Asian Sesame Dressing
Transfer the Asian sesame dressing to a carafe and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes so the flavors have a chance to dance and mingle.
Asian Chicken Marinade
Whether using this Asian dressing for a salad recipe or as an Asian chicken marinade, you and your family are in for a flavorful treat!
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Asian Salad Dressing and Chicken Marinade
Yield 1 Salad Dressing Carafe
This authentic Asian salad dressing recipe has a beautiful deep flavor profile that is so darn scrumptious! It's perfect for drizzling over healthy Chinese chicken salads or as fabulous chicken marinade. If you have guests coming over for dinner, get ready to share this recipe because they're going to ask for it!
- 1 + 1/4 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup dark sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 + 1/2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon organic honey
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter* (PB ALLERGY ALERT)
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
- Whisk everything together until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Transfer the Asian dressing to a carafe and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes to give the flavors an ample opportunity to combine.
- Serve with Chinese chicken salad or use as a flavorful chicken marinade.
*ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER: Whenever you're making this Asian salad dressing recipe for a potluck, gathering or other social event where you're not certain if there may be someone present who has a peanut allergy, absolutely omit the peanut butter. Otherwise, if you're making this recipe for your family and/or friends who are not allergic to nuts, the peanut butter raises the flavor profile and takes things to the next level.
Courses Lunch, Dinner, Potluck, Party
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
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Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Dressing
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