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Gomae Sesame tahini dressing in a jar
Easy Japanese Gomae Style Sesame Dressing with Winter Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
32 mins

A delicious easy way to make a version of my favourite Japanese sesame dressing, served with a wholesome winter salad.

Course: lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Japanese, salad, Vegan
Keyword: gomae, japanese, salad, salad dressing, tahini
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
For the Gomae Tahini Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • Juice half lemon
  • 1 Tbsp soya sauce (or tamari) tamari is gluten free soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp agave or maple syrup
  • 2-3 Tbsp warm water enough to thin the dressing
For the Salad
  • 1 small acorn squash or other flavourful squash
  • 2 large handfuls kale
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp soya sauce or tamari
  • 1 tsp vinegar I used chinese black vinegar, a mellow vinegar is best.
For the Salad
  1. Cut the squash in half, gloss with 1 Tbsp oil & season with some salt (small squashes don't need their skin removed, it's quite edible. If using a larger squash, cut into large cubes & skin)

  2. Roast the squash on a roasting tray in a 200c oven for around half an hour, until squishy & slightly charred.

  3. At the same time, toss the chickpeas in the other half of the oil, soya sauce & vinegar.

  4. Add the chickpeas to a roasting tray and roast for 20-30 mins until slightly crispy & golden.

  5. Roughly chop the kale, and steam lightly for 3-4 mins until it softens & becomes a bright green colour.

For the Gomae Tahini Sauce
  1. In a jar, shake all the ingredients together. Add more water if it looks a bit gloopy.

To Serve
  1. Let the squash & chickpeas cool to room temperature.

  2. Lay the salad ingredients on a plate & drizzle over the gomae dressing.

  3. You will have dressing left over, it can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Japanese Gomae Style Sesame Dressing with Winter Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 686mg30%
Potassium 870mg25%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 891IU18%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.