Healthy Asian Sesame Dressing {gf, vg}

I got a sample for Japanese roasted sesame dressing at the recent Melbourne show. I love Japanese food, so this was right up my alley – until I discovered the ingredient list! This dressing consisted mainly of soybean oil, canola oil and “vegetable” oil – the worst types of oil you can consume – and barely had any real sesame in it. Plus, with soy sauce and egg yolks it was not exactly gluten free or vegan friendly, and don’t even get me started on the MSG! I knew I had to come up with a rock-solid alternative and figured there must be a way to create a healthy, gluten free and vegan alternative that in terms of taste, doesn’t need to hide behind the store-bought version – my healthy Asian sesame dressing.

What I came up with is an absolutely kick-ace dressing with just six ingredients. I doesn’t even take five minutes of your time to throw together. Due to the fragrant toasted sesame oil, a little goes a long way, so you don’t need to blow your calorie budget. Gluten-free tamari replaces soy sauce. Natural maple syrup stands in for of sugar. Organic almond milk works to achieve a creamy texture. Apple cider vinegar for added digestive benefits and last not least just a tiny amount of mustard – there goes your roasted sesame dressing! This dressing works with any Asian-inspired dish but also as a dipping sauce for crudités or ricepaper rolls!

Healthy Asian Sesame Dressing {gf, vg}
Healthy Asian Sesame Dressing {gf, vg}
Healthy Toasted Sesame Dressing with just six ingredients and no nasties

Serves 2

1 tablespoon organic cold-pressed toasted sesame oil
1.5 tablespoon organic tamari
1.5 tablespoon organic maple syrup
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon smooth and mild mustard
2 tablespoons plant milk

Place all ingredients into a small tightly closeable jar and shake! Use immediately or store in the fridge and use within three days.

Enjoy!

 

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