This Paleo Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing is one of my all time favorite Japanese-inspired Whole30 salad dressings. it’s nutty, creamy, and so easy to make. All you need are some crunchy leafy greens, toss it in a Japanese Sesame Dressing and you have yourself an instant side salad!

Paleo Japanese Roasted Sesame Salad Dressing recipe is Whole30 and easy to make with no added sugar.

Japanese Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing (Paleo, Whole30)

If you love a good creamy salad dressing this Japanese-inspired Roasted Sesame Dressing (AKA Goma Dressing) is a dressing that you don’t want to miss! It’s simple to make and a great standby for almost any crunchy leafy greens.

Use this Paleo creamy sesame dressing for Asian Coleslaw, broccolini noodle salad, or chopped bok choy salad. It’s also a terrific dressing to make steamed vegetables so much tastier. Finish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds for extra nutty deliciousness!

how to make roasted sesame goma dressing

Traditionally Japanese sesame dressing (Goma Dressing) is made with Japanese mayonnaise. To simply the method, I use Paleo and Whole30 Mayo. Both Primal Kitchen and Tessemae’s mayo are Whole30 compliant.

Why toast and grind sesame seeds?

Lightly toasted sesame seeds add extra nutty delicious flavor to this Japanese sesame dressing. By grinding the sesame seeds with a pestle and mortar (or with a clean coffee grinder), it releases the seed oil and the toasted sesame fragrance. Grinned sesame seeds also help thicken the salad dressing.

How to roast sesame seeds?

This stovetop method applies to both black and white sesame seeds.

  1. In a dry cast iron skillet, add the sesame seeds.
  2. Toast the sesame over low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. You’ll need to stir the seeds with a spatula or rock the skillet back-and-forth to keep the sesame from burning.

How can I make salad dressing thicker?

To make dairy-free salad dressing thicker, you need an emulsifier such as coconut yogurt (or any dairy-free yogurt), egg, seed and nut butter, avocado, mayo, or (Dijon) mustard.

More Paleo, Dairy-free and Whole30 salad dressings:

If you give this Japanese-inspired creamy roasted sesame dressing a try, be sure to rate the recipe and leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your salad choices for this Creamy Paleo Japanese sesame dressing!

Paleo Japanese Roasted Sesame Salad Dressing recipe is Whole30 and easy to make with no added sugar.

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Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 8 mins
Servings: 8 tbsp
Author: ChihYu
Paleo Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing with roasted sesame is one of my favorite Japanese Whole30 salad dressings. You’ll love how easy to make this nutty delicious goma dressing! Makes about 1/2 cup.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a dry cast iron skillet, add the sesame seeds and toast over low heat for about 2-3 minutes. Stir the seeds often with a spatula or gently rock the skillet back-and-forth to keep the sesame from burning.
  • Off heat, grind the seeds with a pestle and mortar (or a clean coffee grinder) until smooth.
  • In a medium-size bowl, add all the ingredients from sesame seeds to tahini. Whisk and stir until creamy smooth. Taste and make seasoning adjustments to your own liking.
  • For thinner texture, add ½ tbsp water a time until desired consistency.

Notes

  • Store in the fridge. Best finish in 1 week.
  • The texture will become thicker after refrigerated. Thin with more water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: dressing, sauce
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Creamy roasted sesame dressing, Goma Dressing, Paleo Asian Salad Dressing, Paleo Japanese sesame dressing
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Paleo Japanese Roasted Sesame Salad Dressing recipe is Whole30 and easy to make with no added sugar.