Vegan Goma Dressing (Japanese Roasted Sesame Dressing)by Adam Sobel
Get ready to sesa-meet your new favorite dressing! It's time to unlock the ses-amazing potential of your salads! Check out the complete step-by-step guide to making this Goma Dressing (Japanese Roasted Sesame Dressing), along with information about modifying it to suit different dietary needs. This recipe was contributed by Chef Adam Sobel from The Cinnamon Snail, a vegan and kosher caterer located in New Jersey.
¼ cup white sesame seeds, or roasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Toasting the sesame seeds: In a frying pan over low heat, stir the sesame seeds until they are lightly toasted. This process enhances their nutty flavor. If you have pre-toasted sesame seeds, you can skip this step.
- Grinding the sesame seeds: Transfer the toasted sesame seeds to a spice grinder, blender, or mortar and pestle. Pulse or grind them until they form a coarse meal consistency.
- Preparing the ginger: Use a box grater or microplane to grate the ginger, or very finely mince it by hand.
Combining the ingredients: In a bowl, add the ground sesame seeds, grated ginger, vegan mayo, rice vinegar, sugar, tamari (or alternative soy sauce), and sesame oil.
- Mixing the dressing: Stir all the ingredients until thoroughly combined, and the dressing has a smooth consistency. Take care to ensure that no lumps of sesame seed meal or ginger remain.