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Cooking Without Whine: Easy Asian Salad Dressing

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

Today Trevor is making an easy Asian Salad Dressing. It's his son Paul's favorite!

Welcome back to Cooking Without Whine, our series of teaching videos, helping you prepare fresh and healthy meals at home. If you don't already know– our institutional sized kitchen on the MHAB Life Skills Campus is a space for life skills education, experimental cooking, and of course, a lot of fun. In the MHAB Kitchen, we prepare fresh baked goods, soups, sandwiches, and salads daily. Community dinners and private luncheons are regularly prepared here as well. Our head chef, Trevor, leads the way in providing fresh meals to the community and making sure our MHAB Fresh shop is always stocked with delicious, healthy eats.

Down below is episode number five of Cooking Without Whine, where you can learn from Trevor how to prepare an easy Asian Salad Dressing– all from inside our very own kitchen on MHAB Life Skills Campus. Watch the video to see how Trevor does it, and follow the recipe underneath to make your own at home!

Before you start, here's a tip from Trevor:

"This is quite a delicate dressing and is best with a simple salad of mild greens. I like it best with mixed baby greens, a few julienned red bell pepper slices and a couple cherry tomatoes sliced in half. A small handful of croutons NEVER hurts a salad in my book!"

First, you'll need the following ingredients and tools:

  • ½ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

  • 2 – 3 Teaspoons minced Fresh Ginger

  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil

  • 2 – 3 Teaspoons Sugar

  • 1 ½ – 2 Cups Grapeseed Oil (or light Vegetable Oil)

  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

  • Small bowl

  • Stick blender (or whisk)


  • The only prep you need to complete before mixing the dressing is mincing your ginger.

Now, let's put it together:

  1. Put Vinegar, Sugar Sesame Oil and Minced Ginger in a blender or in a pitcher or straight-sided bowl if you have a stick blender.

  2. Blend on high until well-mixed and Ginger is fully pureed.

  3. SLOWLY drizzle Grapeseed Oil in with blender running (or while whisking) until fully emulsified and a little thickened.

  4. Add a few pinches of Fresh Ground Black Pepper.

Voila! Enjoy your homemade Asian salad dressing on some fresh greens at home.

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