After having tasted sesame dressing in a Japanese restaurant in KL, and discovered that I actually like it. I googled for the recipe and since then have been making this dressing to go with my salad . I have been eating like a goat the last one week :p only Wild Boar kept to his title...he eats like one anyway ! Meat for him and salad for me ! Dressings play an important role for salad and I have tried many types of dressing...some are healthy and some not so healthy. This dressing is great for salad with avocado and salmon in it , but I added jellyfish and tofu to the salad instead :) I bought this white sesame paste from Jusco, Ipoh @RM14.90 for a 120g /bottle at the Japanese section. They have the ready prepared sesame dressing too but I prefer to make my own dressing with the paste.
You can have it more creamy or less creamy , up to individual taste. For me , I like it a bit more creamy so that it coats the tofu and jellyfish....love the taste of sesame paste...aromatic and healthy. For a creamier texture add more mayo , and if you want a less creamy and healthier one, reduced the mayo and add a bit more of the vinegar. Toast some sesame seeds and while still hot , use a pestle, press the sesame seeds till the oil exudes out a bit for extra aroma. Thumbs up for this sesame dressing !
sesame scented dressing....I love it :)
my salad consists of japanese cucumber , carrot,
celery and frisee lettuce , brown tofu and
love the jellyfish in my salad :)
see how the dressing coats the tofu ...yummy
Japanese Sesame Dressing
2 Tbsp. white sesame seeds - toasted and pestle press
3 Tbsp white sesame paste – Japanese brand
2 Tbsp. Japanese mayonnaise
2 -3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar - depends on one's taste
1/4 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. mirin
A pinch of salt * optional
Toast the white sesame seeds in a frying pan till lightly brown and popping in the pan , removed from pan and while still hot, press with a pestle until oil exudes out. Combine all the ingredients together and whisk until well blended.
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