The secret to a great salad is using homemade dressing, and the best part about homemade salad dressings is that they take virtually no time at all to make. If you're ready to take your slaws and salads to the next level, you definitely need to make this easy Asian salad dressing. Slightly tangy, a little sweet, and a little savory, Asian salad dressing features ingredients like soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and seasoned rice vinegar, and it adds so much flavor to even the most basic of salads.
Drizzle it over your favorite green salads and coleslaws, or even over pasta salads. Don't be surprised if this best-ever Asian salad dressing becomes a new favorite!
Asian salad dressing is tart, sweet, and savory. It gets its mouthwatering flavor from pantry staples like olive oil, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and garlic. You'll also need some seasoned rice vinegar, which is a sweeter, more flavorful style of regular rice vinegar that's often used in Asian cuisine. When mixed together, these ingredients make a killer dressing that's great with all sorts of salads and slaws.
There are so many delicious variations on Asian salad dressing and they're all worth trying. Add a dollop of smooth peanut butter for a thick, creamy, dressing. Mix in chili flakes or a teaspoon of Sriracha for a spicy version. Squeeze in lime juice for a tangier, citrusy dressing.
To make a vegan Asian salad dressing, swap out the honey for maple syrup. Paleo Asian salad dressing is made by using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
To make keto Asian salad dressing, substitute honey for your favorite sweetener.
For a less tangy salad, use 3 tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar.
Keep your salad dressing in an airtight container and place it in the fridge for up to 1 week. If you leave out the garlic, Asian salad dressing lasts 2 weeks.
Pour the oil into a glass jar with a tightly sealing lid.
Add the rice vinegar and garlic.
Add the honey and sesame oil.
Pour in soy sauce.
Close the jar.
Refrigerate, or use immediately.