Honey Sesame Vinaigrette

The season of bounteous and beautiful salad greens has arrived in force. With our fridge bulging with market lettuces we thought it was time to share one of our favorite dressings: Honey Sesame Vinaigrette. This quick and easy dressing brings warm and zinging ginger flavor, balanced with sweetness from honey and roasted undertones of sesame. Honey Sesame Vinaigrette is also a great base vinaigrette to customize with your favorite fresh herbs: cilantro, mint, Thai basil, green onions, and chives all taste great.  


Yield: Approximately 1 1/4 cups vinaigrette


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid, I use a mason jar, and shake until the mixture is emulsified.  This vinaigrette will keep refrigerated for 1 week.