This delicious homemade sesame ginger dressing is really a thing of beauty and it has made my kids enjoy salad much more. This dressing is packed with flavor, whole 30, vegan and paleo — so it definitely works for any diet too.
So we all know how difficult it can be sometimes to get our kids to eat their vegetables. Carrots and cucumbers seem to be acceptable by both of mine pretty regularly, but other things are a little bit more of a challenge — especially for my son.
To get in some variety, I usually love to go to this soup recipe that I’ve done on the blog before. It is a nutrient dense puree soup that can be made with so many different vegetables. It’s definitely getting warmer now though, and soup is not going to be something that I see myself making regularly right now.
Salads on the other hand, are such a quick and refreshing meal to have in the spring and summer. They’re not only easy for me to make, they’re healthy too so it is definitely oh win-win situation if we can add salads into the family diet. So, about a month ago, I decided my kids need to start eating more salad.
Starting the kids with salad
I think I started off with a little raspberry vinegarette, and after they accepted that, I tried the sesame ginger dressing. Side note: I often have a lot of luck introducing my kids to foods with Asian flavors. Seasame, soy sauce, eel sauce etc…
The seasame ginger dressing we tried was at a “healthy” store, but dressings and condiments are a place where many unwanted ingredients like to hide. Bad oils, additives and preservatives are often in most condiments no matter where you get them. None of us need any more inflammatory foods in our diet, so when I can avoid these things, I do.
Between you and me, the dressing was really tasty, additives and all. That’s why I decided to try and make a version that I felt good about. This dressing literally takes a few minutes to throw together and if you’re interesting in making it yourself, check out the recipe.
Whole Food Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
- 1 Tbsp grated fresh garlic
- 1/2 cup avocado oil you can use any healthy oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- Grate fresh garlic into a blender or food processor.
- Add all other liquid ingredients and whole garlic cloves.
- Blend until smooth.
- Chill and serve.