Japanese Soy Sesame Dressing – Only 4 Ingredients


This is the easiest and tastiest Japanese sesame dressing you can make with only four ingredients. The important thing is to add soy sauce. If you follow the order of mixing, it will not separate. This is a vegan recipe.


Japanese Sesame Dressing

You will find a great variety of dressings in Japanese supermarkets. Among them, one of the most popular is sesame dressing. Especially famous is Kewpie’s sesame dressing. It has a very delicious creamy flavor.

Expensive Products Overseas

However, sesame dressing is a luxury item abroad. In Finland, a large bottle costs about 10€.

But dressing is an essential part of your daily diet. If that’s the case, make your own.


The Order of Mixing is Important

This recipe calls for tahini. Tahini is a paste of sesame seeds.

Because sesame seeds contain a lot of oil, they may not mix evenly if you do not follow the mixing order.

Add the Water Later

However, there is no need to be so nervous. The important thing is to add the water later.

Vinegar and sugar help the sesame mix with the water. In other words, they help emulsify the mixture. First, add the vinegar and sugar to the tahini. Next, add water. This is all you need to make a no-fail dressing.


Foods that Go Well with

So, what foods does sesame dressing go well with?

Sour Foods

First of all, it goes well with sour foods. Specifically, tomatoes. The mild taste of sesame seeds and the sourness of tomatoes go well together.

Sliced onions also go well, although the acidity is a little different.

Light-flavored Foods

Next, it goes well with foods that have a light flavor. For example, lettuce and cucumbers. They do not have a strong flavor on their own, so you can enjoy the taste of the sesame dressing.

Then there is tofu and boiled chicken. In Japan, we eat Hiyayakko(cold tofu) and Bang Bang Chicken(soft boiled chicken breast) with sesame dressing.


Vegan Friendly

Veganism is not very familiar to the Japanese. So, it would be difficult to find a vegan Japanese sesame dressing. Then, make your own.

Ingredients for sesame dressing often include mayonnaise. Of course, you can find vegan mayonnaise on the market.

But with this recipe, there is no need to buy vegan mayonnaise. Everyone can enjoy the same taste.

Beans & Seaweeds are Recommended

And the recommended menu item for vegans is bean salad. Mixed beans and sesame dressing go well together.

Furthermore, seaweed salad is also recommended. Unseasoned seaweed, such as dried wakame, goes well with sesame dressing.



Japanese Soy Sesame Dressing – Only 4 Ingredients

Soy sauce is the secret ingredient in Japanese sesame dressing. A simple and easy sesame dressing made with only four ingredients. Vegan recipe.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time5 mins
KeywordDressing, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings4 people
  • tahini ((sesame paste)) 3 Tbsp
  • soy sauce 1 Tbsp
  • sugar (fine) 1 Tbsp
  • vinegar (5%) 1 Tbsp
  • water 2 Tbsp
Measuring spoon
  • Put tahini, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar into the bowl.
  • Mix until uniform. At this point, the paste is dark brown and quite stiff.
  • Add water and mix well. It becomes whitsh and running.
  • if you need your dressing more running, just add water one tablespoon at a time and mix.
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