Asian-Inspired Orange Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe Is a Taste Sensation by Jan Mostrom

Asian-Inspired Orange Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe Is a Taste Sensation

This flavorful Asian-inspired orange ginger salad dressing was inspired by my shrimp stir fry recipe. The sweet and spicy sauce that's poured into the stir-fry recipe is full of flavor! So I thought, why not use it as a salad dressing?!

The simple orange ginger dressing is an aromatic blend of orange juice, fresh orange zest, fresh ginger, garlic, either maple syrup or honey (optional!), sesame oil, tamari or soy sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes for a hint of heat. The combination is a taste sensation in your mouth!

Never heard of tamari? Tamari is a Japanese sauce made from fermented soybeans. When compared to traditional soy sauce, it has a milder taste, is less salty and thicker. Tamari is also naturally vegan.

You can use this orange ginger dressing on salads, pasta salads, grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, in stir fries and even as a light dip for fresh cut-up vegetables. It would also be a great marinade for chicken, fish and shrimp. How will you use it?

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 tablespoon minced or grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari, soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. You could also put them into a mason jar with a lid and shake. 
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Tamari $4 & Up
Sesame Oil $3 & Up
Soy Sauce $3 & Up
Mason Jars $5 & Up

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Such a refreshing dressing.
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, this sounds so lovely and light and flavorful, Jan Mostrom . Trying it on my next salad!

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