Spicy Sesame Dressing

I clicked over to this recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s hilarious food blog, So Delushious, a few weeks back and have been pretty happy with that decision lately. I haven’t had much time to cook recently so my dinners have been less than exciting – and less than blog-worthy. Popcorn, anyone?

I sat on the bus home from work drooling over the recipe for spicy sesame noodles and was inspired to make a salad dressing with similar ingredients. It’s pretty similar to the way she prepares the noodles, but I added my favorite chili garlic sauce and peanut butter and omitted the extra oil. I made a kale salad with this dressing and topped it with grilled chicken for dinner tonight… easy and so, so good. Please make this, as soon as possible.

Spicy Sesame Dressing

  • 4 Tb Tahini paste
  • 3 Tb reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tb rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tb peanut butter
  • 1 Tb minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 2 Tb chili garlic sauce
  • 2 Tb water
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  1. Combine tahini paste, vinegar, soy sauce and peanut butter, mixing until incorporated. It will be a very thick paste, don’t be alarmed. πŸ™‚
  2. Slowly add water a bit at a time and mix until the dressing is the desired consistency.
  3. Mix in chili garlic sauce, chopped garlic (again – optional!) and sesame seeds.
  4. Dress your favorite greens!

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3 thoughts on “Spicy Sesame Dressing

  1. This sounds fantabulous. I’m putting tahini on the grocery list (ours didn’t make the move) and making this very soon. Yummm.

  2. I wrote my comment before I saw the bottom picture… I have an amateur question for you. Is the kale raw or do you blanch it first or what?

    • Raw! Ali makes fun of me ALL the time for this because of the obviously creepy name, but I read a recipe a while back that if you “massage” the kale it gets a lot softer and less bitter. Hence – massaged kale salads! Its messy, but it totally works. So basically whenever I want a raw kale salad, I just put whatever dressing and seasoning I want over the chopped raw kale and just squish and squeeze it with my hands for about a minute and then cover it and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes so that it softens up. It makes a huge difference if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty! You can Google “massaged kale salad” if you think I’m nuts, which I would totally understand πŸ™‚ Lots of variations out there. -l

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