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Asian Salad Dressing

Asian Salad Dressing and Chicken Marinade


This Asian salad dressing recipe has a beautiful flavor profile that is so darn scrumptious! Perfect for drizzling over healthy Chinese chicken salads, it also doubles as a fabulous chicken marinade. Get ready to enjoy this authentic recipe for Asian dressing!


  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 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)


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk everything together until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve with Chinese chicken salad or use 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: Lunch, Dinner, Potluck, Party
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Keywords: Asian dressing, salad dressing, chicken marinade