Do you make your own salad dressing? There’s definitely a fine line between healthy and unhealthy, so Mike and I like to make our own. This Spicy Chile Sesame Vinaigrette is one of our favorites and can be used on salads and even fish.
The flavors of lemon, sesame oil, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and dark brown sugar are amazing together. They’re bright, with a little kick and a touch of sweetness.
It also comes together in about five minutes. If you make a lot, store the dressing in a glass container. It typically lasts 3 weeks to a month.
The bowl used in my photo shoot is by Steelite.
SPICY CHILE SESAME VINAIGRETTE
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
- 1 clove garlic, minced 8 ounces watercress
- In a large bowl, whisk lemon juice with sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, sugar, and garlic.
- Add watercress (or mixed greens of your choice) and toss until evenly coated.
- Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately.
All images © Regan Baroni 2016.