Garlic Sesame Salad Dressing
Serves: ¾ cup
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower or other neutral tasting oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, light or dark is fine
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • any salt with large crystals
  • About a pound of washed salad greens
  • Omit the garlic slices and salt crystals. Substitute ½ teaspoon or more garlic powder and salt (to taste)
  1. In a small saucepan or skillet heat the garlic slices in the sunflower oil until they begin to take on some color. Don't let them burn.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to remove the garlic slices and drain them on some paper towels to use in the salad.
  3. Let the oil cool, then whisk in the honey, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Adjust the amounts to suit your tastes but remember it won't be salty because you're putting the salt crystals on the greens.
  4. To serve, arrange your choice of greens in a salad bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing with a tablespoon or so and a small amount of salt. Toss to distribute.
  5. Plate the salad, adding more salt and sharing the fried garlic slices among the portions.
  1. Mix the oils and honey together with the garlic powder and salt. Whisk in the rice vinegar and adjust the amounts to suit.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at