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Asian Salad Dressing

Asian Salad Dressing

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4.9 from 34 reviews


This Asian salad dressing is a restaurant recipe. It has a delicious flavor profile that’s both sweet and savory. It’s ideal for drizzling over Chinese chicken salads, and for use as a fabulous chicken marinade.


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  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon water, or more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon 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)


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk everything together until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. If the dressing is too thick, add a bit more water until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer the dressing to a carafe. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes so the flavors can combine.
  4. Serve it with this Chinese chicken salad, or use it as a flavorful chicken marinade.



*Expert Tip: 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.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese