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Sesame Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing


"This sweet and sour dressing is great for summer salads with grilled chicken or pork. My favorite is mixed dark greens with strawberries, blueberries, and feta cheese. Keep refrigerated between uses and always shake to mix before use."
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10 m servings 175 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 3/4 cups)

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  1. Stir sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds, mustard, salt, and garlic powder together in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; add vinegar and water, seal jar, and shake until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  2. Pour oil into the jar. Seal again and shake until the oil is emulsified into the dressing.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For a lighter version of this dressing, use 1/2 cup water and decrease oil to 1/2 cup.
  • You can use 10 packets of Splenda® in place of the sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 16.3 g fat; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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The recipe didn't say to toast the sesame seeds, so I didn't. They really need to be. I strained the dressing and started over. It was much better. As NanLan suggested, adjust the sugar to your ...

This is a pretty good recipe the way it’s written, maybe 3 stars. Canola oil? I don’t think so! Part sesame, toasted sesame seeds and of course fresh garlic