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Toasted Sesame Dressing…sensational!

Toasted Sesame Dressing!

We’ve made this sensational dressing gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free!
It’s also in our new Seven Saucy Secrets book….

This is the new revised version.

Here we go…

In processor…
½ cup toasted sesame seeds…blitz for about 1 min. pushing seeds down 1/2 way through.

Add…
1 egg
1 tspn. lemon juice
1 tspn. Dijon mustard
Blitz again, & with motor running, slowly drizzle in 1 cup of light flavoured oil (we use Rice Bran Oil)

Makes a sesame mayonnaise at this stage (you could spread it on bread/crackers, anywhere you’d love that sesame flavour)

Add to this in the processor…
1/4 cup lite soy ( we use Braggs to keep it g/f)
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup white wine vinegar
Blitz about another 30 seconds…done!

Sensational Toasted Sesame Dressing! A must-have staple in every fridge :))
Bottle & keep in fridge. Keeps well, at least a couple of months.
Or you could keep half & freeze the other half. Makes about 750mls.

Once you make it once, play around with it to make it just right for you, eg. a bit less soy if it’s too dark for you, a bit less vinegar, or honey if it’s a bit to sweet.
Make it yours!!

The things to do with it!
(drink it….just jokes:))
*use where-ever you want an Asian or sesame flavour
*pour over any kind of stir-fry, or noodles. eg. egg noodles, sobu, udon, singapore, etc.
*sesame goes well with pork, beef, chicken, lamb, salmon, tuna
*or steamed veges…
the combination of lime, mint & sesame is a marriage made in heaven, so salads are great.

You could try adding toasted sesame dressing to…
*honey drumsticks or chicken skewers
*sesame coleslaw with pork cutlets
*Chinese broccoli with salmon steak & rice
*tofu salad or cobs of corn
*pour over seared tuna, miso, minted beans, or spicey fried eggplant
*or try a sesame vegetable omelette.

*how about sesame pancakes with Asian pork
*or duck & nashi pear salad for something a bit special
*you could even have sesame ice-cream with mango, honey or toffee apple.

We make Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls often, & run a bit down the filling before we wrap them, then as a dipping sauce.
Yummo….& so good for you!!!

About the seed…
Sesame seeds are tiny, flat oval seeds with a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible crunch.
They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. They are available throughout the year.

The term “sesame butter” can refer to tahini made from sesame seed kernels, or it can also be used to mean a seed paste made from whole sesame seeds—hull included.

Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man & are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity.
They come in a host of different colours, depending on the variety, white, yellow, black, brown & red.

“Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.

The sesame plant is a tall annual herb which grows extensively in Asia, particularly in Burma, China, and India.
It is also one of main commercial crops in Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Health Stuff…
One of the first oil seeds known to humankind, sesame seeds are used in culinary as well as in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties.

Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a great source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre.

Toasted Sesame Dressing with everything.

Just a quarter-cup of sesame seeds supplies 74.0% of the daily value for copper, 31.6% of the DV for magnesium, and 35.1% of the DV for calcium.

Unhulled sesame seeds can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. Once the seeds are hulled, they are more prone to rancidity, so they should then be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

2 Comments
  1. I must make this! What pleasure to find a sauce that’s not using soy sauce!
    Diana

  2. You will love it Diana…& what pleasure to find someone who takes the time to comment! Thankyou..:))
    love Roni xx

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