Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing

March 09, 2011


You can tell that our airconditioner has yet to be fixed.... I am posting salad again...
Just 2 more sleeps and hopefully everything will be "peachy rosy" again...

This salad was prepared by Mr H ... I'm only the photographer and the story-teller for this post...

In order to pay for his upkeep as a student (decades ago... 25 years to be exact), Mr H worked in various places during his 7 years in Sydney. He once worked in a Japanese Restaurant... as a kitchen hand. This was where he learned to chop everything 'Japanese' ~ finely, thinly and evenly... I am no where near as good as him... when it comes to handling sharp knife !!!

His all time favourite was Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing...  In his 'reminiscing mood', he recreated 'almost' similar to the ones served in that particular Japanese Restaurant. I take his word for it...hehehe

I love the crunch of the vegetables, the creamy taste of sesame dressing with a tinge of sour, sweet and salty...
The salad is a hit with Mr H Jr and Miss E... considering~ one doesn't like carrots or cabbage and the other is fussy with everything other than chocolate!!!  ...   
1 carrot - using the peeler and thinly sliced aka carrot ribbons
1 cucumber- thinly sliced
1/4 red cabbage - thinly sliced
black sesame seeds
sesame seeds
Sesame Soy Dressing
4 tablespoon of sesame seeds - lightly roasted
2 tablespoon of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
4 tablespoon of rice vinegar
6 tablespoon of vegetable oil
dash of sesame oil ~ too much will have a bitter after taste
  1. Process the sesame seeds the food processor. Process until fine.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Drizzle over the salad.
  4. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds.


  1. A perfect summer salad. Light and bright.

  2. I've been drooling for something fresh lately... I especially like the idea of the dressing.

  3. Oh! This salad looks so tasty, so refreshing, love the dressing :-)

  4. Gourmantine,
    it is fresh and nice ... perfect for summer :)

  5. Juliana,
    The star of this salad is the dressing :D

  6. A simple but very fresh and delicious salad with an unique dressing.

  7. One of my favorite dressing recently is miso + sesame oil! Love your simple refreshing salad!

  8. tigerfish,
    Miso and sesame sounds great... you are very creative :)

  9. That looks so yummy and fresh!