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Lightened Up Ginger Sesame Dressing

veggie grain bowl with quinoa and avocado and ginger dressing

One of my favorite tricks to reduce calories in sauces and dressings is to replace some or all of the oil with nonfat Greek yogurt (try silken tofu if vegan). I know that sounds kind of weird, but I promise it works for a lot of recipes!

This super light but flavorful dressing is my favorite way to try this out ⬇️

Lightened Up Ginger Sesame Dressing*

Makes 18-20 tablespoons (~275 grams)

Contains ~15 calories per tablespoon (15ml)

  • 80g (~1/3 cup) nonfat Greek yogurt (𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘧𝘶)

  • 3 tbsp (45ml) low-sodium soy sauce or tamari

  • 1 tbsp (15ml) toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp (30ml) sugar-free rice vinegar (or white vinegar)

  • Juice of 1/2 a lime

  • 1 tbsp (21g) honey

  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbsp (~8g) fresh ginger, chopped

1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

This is great drizzled over a mixed veggie salad or, as pictured above, in a veggie grain bowl!

*This recipe was adapted from Pinch of Yum sesame garlic dressing:



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