Your salad will thank you, Part III: Sesame Cilantro Dressing


Highly seasoned and aromatic, this dressing is a personal favorite.  It is unlike any dressing you will ever get in a supermarket.

I serve this in the colder months with Napa cabbage, shredded carrots and bell peppers but it is equally delicious on a salad of baby spinach with shitake mushrooms. Do not skimp on the sesame seeds. They make this dressing special and substituting extra sesame oil will not deliver the same results.

Sesame Cilantro dressing

Makes 1 1/4 cups

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cilantro, chopped
2 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/2 cup peanut or safflower oil

Place all ingredients, except the oil into a medium sized bowl. While whisking, add the oil until it comes together. You may like some additional salt and pepper once you toss this dressing with your salad.

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