Asian Salad Dressing Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Asian salad dressing recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Sesame Tamari Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.7 stars
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The roasted-nut and citrus flavors of this easy dressing go well with Asian-style salads or meals; try drizzling it on grilled shrimp or chicken breast, too.

Hoisin-Sesame Dressing

Rating: 4 stars
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This simple dressing is seasoned with spicy-sweet hoisin sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds; toss it with shredded napa cabbage and carrots for a simple Asian-inspired slaw.

Carrot-Ginger Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars
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This carrot-ginger vinaigrette recipe is so yummy, you'd never guess it contains 37% of the daily value of vitamin A from the carrots. Use this quick and easy ginger salad dressing tossed with zesty salad greens or with stir-fried greens.

Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars
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The sunny fresh flavors of tart lemon and cool mint combine to make a lively dressing that adds sparkle to salads made with steamed vegetables, potatoes or grains, such as couscous.

Ginger Salad

Ginger salad is nearly as popular as tea-leaf salad in Myanmar and is just as crunchy. This version uses purchased pickled ginger; i.e., the same ginger on your sushi tray. This healthy salad recipe also has the nontraditional addition of romaine lettuce, which gives it a lighter bite.

Orange-Sesame Dressing

This sweet-and-sour dressing also makes great coleslaw.

Tahini Dressing

Rating: 4 stars
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Tahini adds richness to this creamy dressing. Its nutty flavor will enliven any salad.

Ginger-Miso Tofu Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Mellow white miso adds a pleasing savory sweetness to this creamy ginger dressing that partners perfectly with mixed green salads, slaws or grain salads. It is also great spooned over cooked asparagus.

Soy & Roasted Garlic Dressing

Rating: 4 stars
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Roasted garlic gives this Asian-inspired dressing a deep, nutty flavor. It's great on any combination of salad greens, or use it as a dipping sauce for dumplings.

Lemongrass Vinaigrette

This tangy Vietnamese dressing would be a great dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls.

Baby Bok Choy with Sherry Vinaigrette

While sherry vinegar and Dijon may seem like unconventional ingredients, in this healthy Chinese-style stir-fry recipe, they combine to impart a mild Chinese-mustard-like flavor to the dish. It's so good, you just may find yourself using the sauce on all your favorite sautéed vegetables.

Ginger-Orange Dressing

Spinach, watercress and Belgian endive are good matches for this zesty dressing.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette

This easy Asian dressing is great over greens, but also try it as a sauce for cooked asparagus or fish, such as salmon or halibut.

Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette with Scallions

Drizzle this tangy, minty sauce over steamed or grill vegetables for fresh summer flavor. It would also be a great seafood marinade.

Red-Hot Sesame Dressing

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.