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This is the easiest, most satisfying soy dressing you will ever make. Mark my words! Asian cuisine is famous for its soy sauce that’s literally used in any dish you can possibly imagine.

Whether you’re slurping an Asian noodle soup or indulging in a meaty feast, you will always see a bottle of soy standing high at the head of the table.

Now, what can you do to bring that wholesome, exquisite experience to your own dining table? Well, look no further than this soy dressing recipe.

Dip and Savour the Perfect Harmony of Tastes

Homemade soy dipping sauce with sesame in a white bowl next to two sushi sticks
Each bite becomes an exploration of culinary bliss, harmonizing tradition and innovation.

Is a Customized Soy Dressing Really Worth the Efforts?

The short answer to this question is absolutely positive! You might wonder why spend energy on a dressing when you can simply pour soy out of a store-bought bottle.

You got a good point but trust me on this one!


In this soy dressing recipe, you have the freedom to switch between different flavor profiles! Maybe your family loves light dressing? With delicious sweetness or sizzling spices?

Choosing the right pepper for you is the only tough decision you’ll have to make; either hot, mild, or sweet. It all depends on your preference.

Moreover, this dressing is flexible enough to absorb any additional ingredient that you love or think goes well with the whole thing. For instance, sesame seeds, bell peppers, ground ginger, green onions, etc.

Advance planning

Time flies when we are preparing dinner for a lot of people. As we all know, hosting any kind of gathering is just nerve-racking. So much to plan and multiple dishes to cook, but so little time.

Therefore, having a few things to prepare in advance will definitely facilitate this whole process.

As much as preparing your dressings in advance sounds a bit insignificant; however, you’ll thank yourself later on while running from one kitchen countertop to another.

It is a minor gesture but so useful.

A versatile soy dressing

In Asian cuisine, soy dressing is the perfect dressing from Asian slaws (red cabbage) to leafy green salads and everything in between!

A marinating sauce

Not only it’s a salad dressing, but also a marinating sauce. You can marinate your meat cuts in a soy dressing for a tangy taste and tender bites. It never disappoints! The same thing applies to your chicken recipes!

Tantalizing Soy Infusion

soy dressing in porcelain bowl, served with boiled gyoza dumpling and chopped leek on white plate.
Immerse your taste buds in a symphony of flavors with this captivating dressing.

This or That

Chinese soy sauce versus Japanese soy sauce, which one?

Well, it’s up to you to decide. I’ll be happy to draw a quick comparison to help you choose.

First comes the Chinese soy sauce, it’s made of 100% soybeans with a salty taste compared to the Japanese one.

The latter consists of even ratios of soy and wheat and has a sweeter taste.

Now the question is: would you rather go for a salty or sweet soy dressing?

Soy Dressing Twists

Did you know that with only a few simple twists you could transform this soy dressing into a vinaigrette? No? Here’s how:

For Asian-style vinaigrette, you have to add rice vinegar to the sesame oil. Similar to the Asian way, you can use it when cooking steaks, noodle salads and soups, rolls, and even dumplings!

Now, for an Italian-style vinaigrette, just add lemon juice to the red pepper and drizzle it all over your pasta salad.

Captivating Dressing

soy dressing served with dumplings
Witness the magic unfold as this dressing cascades into a cup, inviting you to unlock its secrets!

Frequently Asked Question

How long can the soy dressing be stored?

Once you pour the soy dressing in an airtight jar and into the fridge, it should be safe to enjoy for up to a month.

Does soy sauce have any disadvantages?

Soy sauce is rich in sodium; therefore, it is recommended that you consume it in a reasonable amount.

Is light soy sauce the same as low in sodium soy sauce?

Not necessarily, some companies use the term “light” referring to a lighter sauce, while others actually mean low in sodium. Always do your research and read the tags on the bottle for more accurate information.

All You Need to Prepare This Versatile Soy Dressing

A simple soy dressing goes a long way for a healthy dinner!

Soy Dressing Ingredients

  • Red Chili pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Light soy sauce
  • Scallion
  • Garlic clove

Steps to prep

First, put the garlic, the chili, and the oil in a small saucepan.  

Then, let simmer for two minutes before removing the mixture from the heat.

Allow it to cool and finally mix it with the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.

This dressing fits several salads, but it’s best used with an Asian-style salad.

Soy Magic Unveiled

soy sauce with soy bean on white back ground
Let your taste buds rejoice in the exquisite blend of salty, sweet, and savory notes.

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Instant Soy Dressing Recipe

By: Lama
Bring that wholesome, exquisite experience to your own dining table with the easiest, most satisfying soy dressing you will ever make.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour


  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • red chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, finely chopped garlic clove, and finely chopped red chili pepper.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil mixture to the saucepan and sauté for about 2 minutes, until the garlic becomes fragrant and slightly golden.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the light soy sauce.
  • Cook the sauce for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the sauce from heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, add the finely chopped spring onions to the sauce and mix well.
  • Transfer the sauce to a clean, airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Serve the sauce as a condiment or dipping sauce with your favorite dishes.


This dressing fits with several salads, but its best with an Asian style salad.
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I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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