Black Sesame Summer Dressing

This is a light, Asian influenced salad dressing. It works equally well spilled onto a simple bed of lettuce leaves, or a more complex salad. SaladĀ lettuces are especially fresh and abundant in the summer –thus the name.

Black Sesame Summer Dressing

This dressing works well on a very simple salad, like the Boston lettuce shown here.


  • 1 shallot
  • 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2/3 cup seasoned canola oil
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. black sesame seeds
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Peel and mince the shallot and place in the bottom of a large bowl.
  2. Add rice vinegar and let site 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in oils until emulsified, and then add sesame seeds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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