Asian Style Dressing – Oil free

A great salad dressing with ingredients rooted in Asian cuisine a savoury umami flavour, a citrus twist, a hint of punchy zingy fresh ginger and garlic with a touch of chilli spice. 


This is oil-free and great as a dipping sauce, and on everything from a simple bowl of rice to a vegetable stir-fry, complied noodle and veg dish and of course this fabulous beansprout salad is a perfect pairing!  Low FODMAP + IBS or digestive sensitivity omit the raw garlic.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingapprox. ½ cup
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✓ adds to shopping list

  • 3-4 tbsp fresh lime juice = 1 or 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari - gluten free
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce or vegan alternative*
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger - grated
  • ½ teaspoon garlic - grated or crushed
  • pinch - ¼ teaspoon chili - fresh or dried


Asian Style Dressing – Oil-free


SHAKE all ingredients together vigorously in a glass jar with the lid on.


TASTE and adjust seasoning. 


SERVE stirred through or over this fabulous Crunchy Beansprout Salad just before you eat it.
Stir through cooked rice or grains, use as a dipping sauce or in a vegetable stir-fry or complied noodle & veg dish.


STORE in a glass jar in the fridge.

Tips + Suggestions

LOW FODMAP + IBS or digestive sensitivity omit the raw garlic.

*VEGAN FISH SAUCE  is easy to make; see my recipe

FISH SAUCE it pays to buy a good brand like Red Boat in the USA as some fish sauce can be nasty.

SUBSTITUTE Fish sauce by adding 1 tbsp soy sauce + 1 tbsp rice vinegar

SOY sauce or Tamari – buy gluten-free if you need to.

SUBSTITUTE Soy sauce for liquid vegetable amino or coconut aminos if you prefer

DRESS crisp raw salads just before serving, so they maintain their crispness and don’t get soggy.

STIR through warm rice, noodle and stir fry dishes to add flavour