Coriander and toasted sesame salad dressing

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2/3 cup

Coriander and toasted sesame salad dressing

Coriander and toasted sesame salad dressing, from The Perfectly Dressed Salad by Louise Pickford. Photography, Ian Wallace.


  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 large green onions , or scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander , or cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp caster or superfine granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • salt
  • fresh pepper


  • Dry fry the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over a medium heat until toasted and starting to release their aroma. Cool and transfer to a blender.
  • Blend to a paste with the spring onions/scallions, coriander/cilantro, sugar, vinegar, soy and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the oils and blend again until amalgamated.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve.


Recipe from The Perfectly Dressed Salad by Louise Pickford
Ryland Peters and Small, $20.95;
Photography by Ian Wallace