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Creamy Sesame Dressing

The perfect Creamy Sesame Dressing for your favorite bowls or our favorite Classic Chinese Chicken Salad. Perfect for dressing your salad bowls and perfect for dipping those veggie wraps. It’s our new favorite and I’m sure it will be yours too. It’s nutty, slightly sweet with a slight bite of fresh ginger and super creamy…lick the spoon creamy..and well that good.

top view of creamy sesame dressing

This dressing is inspired by the famous Los Angeles HealthNut The Sesame Dressing. Their version is a bit lighter in consistency and taste. Mine is much richer, and robust in flavor.

This takes a few minutes to make and keeps for about 3 days in the fridge. If you used Ginger powder, rather than fresh, it will keep a couple of days longer. This recipe yields a half cup so it’s enough to be used up quickly. I typically make a double batch and drizzle this on a plate of cucumbers and carrots for snacks during the week. It’s delicious and I’m sure you will want to drizzle this liquid goodness on everything.

HOw the make the Creamy Sesame dressing

For this recipe all you have to do is combine all the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake away. Two suggestions for this recipe, use Apple Cider Vinegar or Seasoned Rice Vinegar; both work well with this dressing. Second, I prefer fresh Ginger, but you can certainly use Ginger powder. The recipe card has the conversion amount. The same can be said for Garlic, but I prefer garlic powder for this recipe and would suggest sticking to the dry. Additionally, I suggest using good quality Toasted Sesame oil. You will note that this recipe has Sambal Oelek, which is Indonesian Chile paste. If you don’t have this, use Sriracha or omit all together. An additional note for honey, for my Vegan friends, feel free to substitute with your choice of sweetener.

Back to the vinegar for a moment. You can use either vinegar however, the Apple Cider vinegar gives the dressing a slightly acidic flavor profile whereas the Seasoned Rice Vinegar is sweeter in taste. I prefer the Seasoned Rice Vinegar as I think it complements the Tahini, and spice.

ingredients for creamy sesame dressing

Now you are ready to pour this bottle of deliciousness onto your salad, wrap, bowl or snack. It’s so good! Your new fave!

dressing poured onto chinese chicken salad

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creamy sesame dressing poured onto classic Chinese Chicken Salad

Creamy Sesame Salad Dressing

Ana P @ Claudia’s Table
January 4, 2021
Nutty, slightly sweet and so addicting. The perfect dressing for salads or wraps.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4
Calories 170 kcal


  • jar with lid


  • 5 tbsp tahini well stirred
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey, raw or agave syrup or any other sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 1/2 tsp ginger fresh, finely minced or 1/8 tsp dry
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


  • Place all ingredients in a jar. Close with lid and shake until fully combined.



Serving: 2tbspCalories: 170kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword asian salad dressing, easy salad dressing, tahini

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