A Honey Sesame Salad Dressing So Good You’ll be Licking the Bowl

By: Kelly - Nosh and Nourish

I’ve honestly never been much of a salad person. And if I am, it’s mostly when eating out — because there’s just something about a salad at a restaurant that seems so much better than the one I’d make at home. That is, until now. What’s the secret to great salads at home?

1.) A variety of awesome toppings
2.) A stellar homemade dressing

With those 2 things, you will be eating a lot more greens. I promise. And both are easy to achieve!

I don’t know why, but I always found even the thought of making a homemade dressing daunting.  When there’s an entire grocery aisle dedicated to salad dressing, why would I need to make my own?! But I was so wrong.

This dressing is so good you will be licking the salad bowl, no joke…and dipping every last veggie you can find, into its creamy goodness.

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  •  1⁄2 cup (115 g) chickpeas
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (or sub Bragg’s liquid aminos)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 tbsp minced garlic* Makes 3/4 cup of dressing — enough for 2 – 4 salads.


1. Combine chickpeas and sesame oil.
2. Use an immersion stick blender or food processor to puree the chickpeas & oil.
3. Add remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly.
4. Serve over your favorite salad!
5. Lick the bowl (optional).

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2 - 3

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories180
  • Fat14g
  • Saturated Fat2g
  • Cholesterol0m
  • Sodium170mg
  • Carbohydrates14g
  • Fiber1g
  • Sugars10g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Kelly - Nosh and Nourish

Kelly is the author of the healthy living blog “Nosh and Nourish.” Struggling with her weight for her entire adult life, she finally decided life was too short to live perpetually unhappy. She started with a 15 day Classic Reboot and has lost over 55 pounds, maintaining her "new normal" of veggie juices, smaller portions, and less sugar for over a year. She is a wife/helper to an amazing man and the mother of the cutest toddler you've ever seen, lovingly referred to as “Babycakes.” On the blog she shares easy, healthy recipes and fitness ideas using an honest, personal approach that inspires and motivates. She gives you real life strategies to live a happy healthy life... no sugar added. Follow her on Twitter@noshandnourish.

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