Sweet and Sour Sesame Seed Salad Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Sour Sesame Seed Salad Dressing Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Sesame Seed Salad Dressing

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"A great dressing to serve on many types of salads. We use it on Mandarin Chicken Salad."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Puree the onion in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Reserve 3 tablespoons of onion juice; discard the remaining pulp.
  2. Combine the sugar, mustard powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Use the paddle attachment to mix the sugar until the spices are evenly blended. Pour in the reserved onion juice, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Mix for several minutes until the sugar has begun to dissolve. Slowly drizzle in the canola oil with the mixer running at a medium-high speed. Add the toasted sesame seeds and continue mixing 1 minute more.
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Mar 24, 2010

I followed this exactally, except for the onion, and it was AMAZING! This was perfect with the meal i made. It was very tangy but has a sweet after taste. The recipe makes ALOT so now i have some in my fridge and it has been in there for almost a week and is still awesome! =D

Jul 24, 2011

I found this a little too sweet for my taste. I added a little more soy sauce to cut the sweetness and a bit of ginger. Then I found it to be very good.


7 Ratings

Jun 10, 2011

I'm giving this 5 stars because I made it with sesame oil instead of canola. I used a fraction of the sugar and only had dried onion flakes so used 1/2 of what recipe called for with fresh. I used it on bagged broccoli slaw mix and diced green apple. So quick, easy, and delish!

Jul 20, 2011

Alsolutely perfect just as it is written.

Mar 05, 2015

Very Good! I cut the recipe down to only make 1 cup and subbed honey for the sugar (trying to keep it healthier), only using 2 Tbsps. (I think I could've actually just used one and it would've been plenty sweet). I just used this on a veggie type salad, but can't wait to try it on a mandarin chicken salad. The family enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Oct 01, 2013

I've used this recipe over and over. It's a favorite in our home. The only thing I've changed is that I use onion juice now, rather than chopping and straining the onion through a cheesecloth. It saves time and stinky hands.

Jul 15, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I've made this several times now and have put it into our regular rotation. I only use 1 cup of sugar and use half canola and half sesame oil. I also add a healthy squirt of siracha for a little kick. We make a salad and add regular thin spaghetti noodles, mint and peanuts. It's fantastic.


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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