The Asian Canadian salad dressing is my go-to. It’s a bit more involved than other salad dressings but it has a lot of flavour and is worth the effort.
Fresh organic ingredients
I like to use fresh organic ingredients in my salad dressings. The Asian Canadian salad dressing uses fresh garlic, ginger, lemon, and maple syrup.
Prep all the ingredients below ahead of time, then combine. You’ll need a garlic press or a good chef’s knife, a grater for the ginger, and optionally something to help juice a lemon with.
4 cloves of garlic
2 tbs fresh ginger, minced
Juice of half (or a whole) lemon
1/2 cup of olive oil
3 tsp. natural peanut butter
1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
3 tbs. toasted sesame oil
2 tbs. maple syrup
2 tsp. black sesame seeds (optional, decorative)
Combine all ingredients except the sesame seeds into a mixing bowl or blender and mix or blend.
Transfer the sesame seeds to a jar. Add the sesame seeds and shake well to incorporate the sesame seeds into the dressing.
Chill for an hour or so before using to optimize flavour.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dressing.