Japanese Sesame Dressing is a quick and easy dressing with a burst of toasted sesame flavor. It is nutty and creamy which is perfect for your salad or even meat.
Japanese Sesame Dressing is my favorite dressing of all time. It is a mayo-based dressing with toasted sesame seeds and other seasonings that is popular in Japan. Of course, it goes well with a leafy salad, but it is also great as sauces for meat and stir-fried noodles or vegetables. I like to make this dressing in several batches and put it into little containers to last for a week.
Tips for Making Japanese Sesame Dressing
1. Use Japanese mayonnaise
Considering the taste of mayo is pretty dominant in this recipe, I recommend to use the mayonnaise brand you love the best. In my case, Kewpie mayonnaise is probably the only commercial mayo I ever buy. You probably have seen it at grocery stores with its signature tube bottle with a red cap and distinctive baby for a logo. It also has been widely used as condiments in restaurants. It tastes more superior than the regular mayo I have ever tasted, in terms of creaminess, sweetness, and tang.
2. Chunky vs creamy dressing
I made this dressing by blending the ingredients: Japanese mayo, toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, mirin, and sugar into a food processor. Then, I pulse the food processor until everything is well combined. Can you see the sesame seeds in the dressing? They add a great crunch and nutty flavor to this simple dressing.
If you like smoother dressing, you can grind the toasted sesame seeds first with sesame oil into a food processor until creamy before adding the other ingredients.
3. Make it in several batches
I recommend making this dressing in several batches because this dressing is so delicious that it takes no time to finish a recipe. This dressing can last for a week in the refrigerator. I often make a double or triple batch so that I can eat my salad a few times throughout the week.