Lime Sesame Dressing Recipe

This Asian inspired dressing is savory and nutty and pairs perfectly with any salad.
lime sesame dressing in a jar

This lime sesame dressing is perfect for a quick and easy recipe with Asian flavors. It pairs well with salads, grain bowls, and leafy greens and can be prepared in minutes.

ingredients for the sesame lime dressing

  • Lime juice, with its sweet and tangy citrus flavor and natural vitamin C, fresh lime juice is the perfect ingredient to add brightness to this salad dressing.
  • Tamari or soy sauce. Use whatever you have in your pantry or what you like. I have both at home. Tamari is a bit stronger in flavor than soy sauce.
  • Rice vinegar. Buy unseasoned rice vinegar to have better control over your seasoning.
  • Use vegetable oil. I do not recommend swapping the vegetable oil for olive oil; it will slightly change the flavor.
  • Sesame seeds: toasted or raw
  • Scallions, thinly sliced

How to make the lime sesame dressing?

It is as easy as putting all your ingredients in a jar, tightly closing it, and then shaking it until all is well integrated. And you are done; now you have the perfect Asian-inspired sesame dressing with soy and lime.


Add grated garlic and/or ginger to make this dressing even more flavorful, or switch it up a bit. If you don’t have sesame seeds, add a teaspoon (or more to taste) of tahini.

You could also make this dressing spicy by adding a tablespoon of Sriracha, wasabi or even a finely diced jalapeño. Some fresh herbs, like cilantro or mint, would be fantastic here.

lime sesame dressing dropping over a  greens and grains bowl

How to use Asian-inspired dressing?

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If you're looking for something simple, easy, and quick to make that's packed with flavor, look no further than this lime sesame dressing recipe. It only takes minutes to whip up and tastes fantastic on grain bowls, salads, or just greens.

Lime Sesame Dressing

Alejandra Graf
This Asian inspired dressing is savory and nutty and pairs perfectly with any salad.
3.90 de 10 votos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dressing
Cuisine vegan asian food
Servings 2 cups
Calories 232 kcal


  • 1 16 oz mason jar


  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted or raw
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • pinch salt


  • Add all the ingredients to a jar, close and shake until all the ingredients are integrated.
    Check for seasoning, adjust if necessary.


Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 1625mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 3mg
Keyword aquafaba dressing, lime soy dressing, sesame dressing


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