Homemade Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing

Light and delicious, this Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing  should be your go-to for the summer months!

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Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing in a jar with a lid. Sliced orange, ginger and garlic clove around

Homemade salad dressings that are oil and acid-based are SO easy to make. You usually have the ingredients in your fridge or pantry and all it takes is a shake or three and you have a bottle of homemade salad dressing! This one combines some of my favorite flavors: orange, sesame, garlic, and ginger. It’s light and delicious and I usually have all the ingredients in the fridge.

Close up of Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing in a jar with a lid

It’s also pretty darn good for you, especially when you use fresh ginger and fresh garlic.

This dressing will work on almost any type of salad that you can think of! If you think that an citrus salad dressing goes well with your salad, then this dressing works perfectly!

I used it on my Ginger Citrus Chicken Couscous Coleslaw and it is perfect!

Happy non-cooking and just shaking!

If you want to try some more Dressing recipes, try these:



Homemade Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing

Light and delicious, this Ginger Sesame Citrus Salad Dressing  should be your go-to for the summer months!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
1 cup
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/4  cup  lemon
  • 1/4  cup  orange juice freshly squeezed (one orange will do it, and zest the skin!)
  • 1/4  cup  olive oil
  • 1-2  tablespoons sesame oil depends on how much you love sesame oil flavour!
  • 1-2  teaspoons zested orange peel
  • cloves  garlic grated on a zester ( works like a charm!)
  • tablespoon grated ginger root or 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1-2  teaspoons brown sugar or to taste
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid, and shake until combined. This will last up to a week in the fridge, just shake it if it separates!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 719kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 74g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 959mg, Potassium: 199mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 120IU, Vitamin C: 60.9mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. B Clayback says

    Truly worth 5 stars! Other recipes called for rice vinegar and this one had the perfect acidic balance without. Super fresh and full of flavor! Book marked after trying several others. The perfect compliment to a poke bowl.5 stars

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