Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing, Gluten Free

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Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing from Spinach TIger

Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing Gluten Free

Gluten Free Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing is part of a series in my exploration for a homemade Asian inspired dressing. It’s important to make your own if you want it to be gluten free, as the store-bought sesame ginger dressing will have soybean oil and soy sauce, which as gluten.

I recently discovered avocado oil, which is great when you don’t want that olive oil taste (my usual preference). To that, of course I add in a small amount of sesame oil and lots of freshly grated ginger. Bottled ginger dressings have a lot of onions; I add in a smaller amount of shallots. I use Tamari (which is gluten free) instead of soy sauce and an organic rice vinegar. I added mustard to bond the dressing, but you could use honey, if you like it a little sweeter.

The Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing can turn a Salad into Dinner.

I made a salad of chopped cabbage, lettuce, toasted rice noodles, chicken, edamame, pineapple and toasted almonds. Another idea would be use the sesame ginger salad dressing on lettuce wraps and skip the rice noodles, for a paleo, low-carb, grain free option.

However, it’s so flavorful, it’s good on lettuce.

I love using fresh ginger in recipes. This gingered roasting salmon is one of my favorites. Carrot Ginger Soup is another healthy choice.

Ginger Roasted Salmon Recipe

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Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

How to make homemade sesame ginger salad dressing for salads, dips, marinade.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 large knob ginger grated (about a full tablespoon or 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice can use juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard can use honey
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons oil


  • Peel ginger and grate.
  • Mix ginger, shallot, tamari sauce, garlic, orange juice rice vinegar and mustard in a jar.
  • Add in oil and shake well.


You can replace mustard with honey (or add in additionally)

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