A Honey Sesame Salad Dressing

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.


  •  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

Serving Size: 2 tbsp

Calories: 180

Fat: 14g

Trans Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 0m

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 10g

Protein: 2g