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Goma-ae (Sesame dressing)

Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Author Lucy Seligman


  • 4 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar or mirin (sweet sake)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dashi fish stock, cooled*

Garnish: Optional, Choose one

  • toasted white sesame seeds, to taste
  • katsuobushi, to taste


  1. Grind sesame seeds until flaky.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Combine with preferred salad ingredients and serve in individual portions. If desired, garnish with additional toasted white sesame seeds and or katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes).

Recipe Notes

*Follow directions on dashi container for how to make stock.