Sesame Salad Dressing

Another new attempt in my kitchen – sesame salad dressing – adapted from a food programme on TV that I came across just a few days ago.

Sesame Salad Dressing

It is a very simple recipe.  What I consider as special in this recipe is the use of soft silken tofu (instead of mayonnaise) as a base, thus a very healthy choice of dressing which is also ideal for vegetarians.

Ingredients :

  • Soft silken tofu
  • Sesame seeds – lightly toast and grind to bring out the nice aroma of the sesame seeds
  • Honey (you can also use sugar)
  • Vinegar (I used the Japanese vinegar used for making sushi)
  • Soy sauce (you can also use salt or salt and soy sauce, depending on your preference)
  • Sesame oil
  • Amount of seasonings depend on individuals’ preference.  I used one and a half table spoon each

As I wanted a thick and less watery version, I cut the soft silken tofu into pieces and left them in the fridge for an hour or so to drain out some of the water from the tofu.

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Then, mix all ingredients well in a blender and it’s ready to be used.  That simple!

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 I used the dressing for vegetable wraps.

Colourful mix of lettuce, carrot, cucumber, corns and cranberries.  Both carrot and cucumber grated using my Philips Salad Maker

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After mixing with the sesame salad dressing

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My dinner last night.  Nice & healthy!

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I think this dressing is not only suitable as a salad dressing but can be used as a dipping sauce for meats like beef and pork too.

For the Buddhists, Happy Vesak Day!


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