Red-Hot Sesame Dressing

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From: EatingWell Magazine Summer 2002

Fiery chile-garlic sauce, nutty sesame seeds, soy sauce and brown sugar meet in this Asian-inspired dressing to add a salty-sweet punch to rice and noodle salads.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

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  1. Heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar and chile-garlic sauce in another small bowl until the sugar dissolves. Stir in scallions and the sesame seeds.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Ingredient Note: Chile-garlic sauce: A blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar, it's commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian soups, sauces and stir-fries. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets (sometimes labeled as chili-garlic sauce or paste) and keeps up to 1 year in the refrigerator.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 20 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 21 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 8 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 238 mg sodium; 23 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food (2 servings = 1/2 fat)

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