Golden goma-ae sesame dressing

Makes 1 cup
15 minutes

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  • 100 g sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 T soya sauce
  • 1 x 5 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1⁄2 cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar

Blend the sesame seeds in a blender to form a paste. Mix in the remaining ingredients and serve with chopped radish, steamed spinach or raw cabbage salad.

Cook's note: Goma-ae is a side dish of hot or cold vegetables with a creamy, tangy sesame dressing. I think of it as the Japanese equivalent of mayo or sriracha – it’s on supermarket shelves everywhere. I loved it with daikon but radish is a great alternative in this easy home-made version.

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

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