A few weeks ago, I attended a Women’s Expo held by my church. It was an event to showcase the talents of the women in our church and to share skills and ideas with one another. There were many booths set up including sewing, scrapbooking, bicycle care, photography, gardening and more. One of the booths I stopped at was about cooking (of course)! The two ladies working this booth were encouraging women to cook at home and they handed out mason jars with dressing recipes stuffed inside. Just pour the ingredients into the jar, shake it up and there you have it!
A few days later, I took my jar and made this sweet sesame salad dressing for an Asian Wonton Salad (recipe will be posted tomorrow). It wasn’t one of the dressing recipes given to me at the expo, but those two ladies inspired me to use my mason jar.
This is so easy and quick to whip up. It was fun to first see the layers of oil, vinegar and sauce (pictured above) and then shake it up for a beautifully blended dressing. You can store it in your jar in the fridge for quite a long time, just shake it before each use. And, the taste…oooohhh, the taste! It’s definitely one of my top favorite salad dressings now!
Sweet Sesame Dressing
2/3 cup rice vinegar
1 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, pressed or very finely minced
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp sesame seeds
Pour all ingredients into a mason jar and shake vigorously. For optimal flavor, make ahead of time and store in the fridge. Shake to blend before each use.
Source: Adapted from Our Best Bites