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Goma Dressing

Yield: about 3/4 cup

Use this flavorful dressing on delicate Asian salad leaves or stirred through heartier stir-fried greens. Goma means sesame in Japanese, and the earthy flavor sesame seeds lend to this dressing proves the perfect complement to the pungent, spicy notes in many Asian greens.


  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbs. Japanese or whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbs. unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. mirin
  • 2 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped and mashed to a paste
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size 2 Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 170
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 150
  • Fat (g): 17
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 9
  • Cholesterol (mg): 5
  • Sodium (mg): 480
  • Carbohydrates (g): 3
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Mash the sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder until powdery. Transfer to a medium bowl, and whisk in the mayonnaise, vinegar, mirin, soy sauce, ginger, and salt. Slowly add the oils in a thin stream while whisking to combine. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


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