Asian Salad Dressing Recipes

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

Staff Picks

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lemongrass Vinaigrette

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

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.

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.

Ginger-Orange Dressing

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

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Mix this zippy dressing with shredded napa cabbage for an Asian slaw, use it to dress a chicken or pasta salad or dip in cucumber slices.

Sesame-Soy Dressing

Green tea cuts the saltiness in this soy sauce-based dressing. You can also use it as a dipping sauce or as a sauce for fish.

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.