Tangy Ginger Sesame Dressing

LivFarms’ Tangy Ginger Sesame Dressing is a vibrant and zesty concoction that beautifully combines the sharp, clean taste of rice vinegar with the deep, umami-rich flavor of soy sauce. The warmth and slight spice of freshly grated ginger cut through the tanginess, while toasted sesame oil adds a nutty, almost smoky layer that envelops the palate in richness. Honey brings a delicate sweetness that balances the acidity and spice, and minced garlic rounds out the dressing with its pungent, earthy depth. This dressing's lively and aromatic profile makes it a perfect match for the crisp, refreshing leaves of LivFarms’ Green Leaf lettuce, whose mild flavor provides a fresh canvas for the bold dressing. To enhance the Asian-inspired theme of this dressing, consider adding ingredients such as thinly sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, and red cabbage for crunch and color, along with slivers of scallions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for an extra burst of flavor and texture. This dressing can transform a simple salad into an exotic and flavorful dish, ideal for a light lunch or as an accompaniment to an Asian-themed dinner.


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic


  • In a bowl, combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, grated fresh ginger, honey, and minced garlic.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until the honey is dissolved and the dressing is well combined.
  • Taste this dressing and adjust the flavors, adding more honey, ginger, or soy sauce if desired.
  • Transfer the dressing to a jar or dressing bottle.
  • Allow the dressing to sit in the refrigeratorfor at least 30 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  • Shake well before using.
  • Drizzle this flavorful dressing over Asian-inspired salads, noodle dishes, or use as a marinade for grilled chicken or tofu.


Ginger adds a unique and invigorating flavor profile characterized by its warm, spicy, and slightly sweet notes. In the context of the Tangy Ginger Sesame Dressing, fresh ginger complements the tanginess of rice vinegar, the umami of soy sauce, and the rich nuttiness of toasted sesame oil. It provides a zesty and aromatic kick, making the dressing perfect for salads featuring LivFarms lettuce. 
Nutritionally, ginger is a powerhouse of bioactive compounds, including gingerol, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It may contribute to reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. 
Additionally, ginger has been linked to aiding digestion and alleviating nausea. Including fresh ginger in salads not only adds a burst of flavor but also provides potential health benefits, making it a valuable addition to a well-balanced diet.

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