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Hoisin-Sesame Dressing

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Total Time: 5 mins

Hoisin-Sesame Dressing

This simple dressing is seasoned with spicy-sweet hoisin sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds; toss it with shredded napa cabbage and carrots for a simple Asian-inspired slaw.


  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, (see Notes)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, (see Notes)
  • 1 scallion, minced


Step 1
Place canola oil, vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and scallion in a bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid; whisk or shake until well combined.


Notes: Hoisin sauce is a dark brown, thick, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices. Look for it in the Asian section of your supermarket and in Asian markets. Sesame seeds can be purchased already toasted. Look for them near other Asian ingredients. Or toast your own in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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