Sesame Seed Recipes

Sesame seeds top bagels, challah, and burger buns. They're great on beef, chicken, and fish. You'll find the best sesame seed recipes here.

Staff Picks

Sesame Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars 1029
Strips of round steak and chopped scallions are marinated with soy sauce and garlic, then quickly stir fried with sesame seeds. Add a little sesame oil to the marinade if you like that flavor. Serve with rice.
By LMEC623

Hamburger Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
These cookies look just like little hamburgers.

Sesame Tempura Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
This is an easy, delicious green bean tempura recipe. Fresh green beans are deep fried to crisp, golden perfection and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.
By Dan

Shabbat Challah

Rating: 4.5 stars 117
My Shabbat Challah is something out of this world. I made it up on my own, because the ones I tasted, I just didn't like. Try it you will love it!! This can make 6 regular sized loaves, or two large braided loaves.
By NUNU123182

Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi with Soy Shiso Ginger Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 150
Mahi mahi fillets are encrusted with black and white sesame seeds, and pan seared. The sauce is rich and creamy, and flavored with soy, ginger, shallots, and shiso (a Japanese herb related to basil and mint).

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2950
Someone brought this salad to a pot luck dinner and I had to have the recipe. I have made it many, many times since then and I have been asked for the recipe every time I bring it somewhere. It is also a great way to get kids to eat spinach!

Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1339
A refreshing light pasta salad with a delicious Asian flair. Great for a summer cookout or picnic. Tastes great right away, and even better if you can allow it to marinate for a while.
By ohines

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1786
My family loves this all year round if we can find strawberries. Even the grandchildren love this salad. Quick and easy.

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
By crushing our cucumber before we cut it, we produce flavors that un-smashed cukes can't. When you crush the cells in a vegetable, as opposed to cutting cleanly through them, certain compounds get mixed together, which can result in a significantly different flavor. In cucumbers this is a good thing--onions, not so much. But this salad is one of my all-time favorite cold summer side dishes. The only decision you're going to have to make is how long to let the cucumbers marinate--half an hour or so or not at all.

Sesame-Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 520
Perfectly seared tuna with a sesame seed crust, served with dipping sauce.

Napa Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 415
This is a yummy, crunchy cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers. The bowl is always licked clean at potlucks!

Honey Sesame Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 6
Skip ordering takeout and prepare this easy, Asian-inspired honey sesame chicken that's deep-fried and smothered in a sweet and zesty sauce. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions, if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad
Rating: Unrated 4356
Everyone I have made this for RAVES about it! It's different and so easy to make!
Teriyaki Salmon
Rating: Unrated 185
Salmon is a favorite of my husband. This recipe never fails to be a hit, whether we broil the salmon in the oven or grill it outdoors. Pair it with some homemade teriyaki fried rice to complete your meal.
Miso Sesame Dressing
Rating: Unrated 59
Sesame Noodle Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 267

This amazing salad recipe was given to me by a friend who used to know someone at the now closed Larry's Markets in the Seattle area. I've added to the recipe a little -- so it's not exactly the same... but better! I take this to every picnic and everyone loves it! May also add diced chicken for a variation.