Here’s a mega-flavorful and satisfying whisk-with-a-fork in a cup dressing. My favorite thing to put this dressing on is a crunchy cabbage salad. I usually buy a pre-shredded bag of cabbage, and add more salad veggies such as grated carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas, etc. Garnish with fresh cilantro or basil, if you’re into that.

This is written up as a single serving, because it’s super quick to make at meal time, and I find it brings less mental chatter for me to just make one serving at a time. Feel free to scale up the recipe and make it in large batches to store in the fridge. The weight of one serving will vary depending on how much you thin it with water.

Some of my favorite ways to complete my protein are:

  • 2 oz of cooked, shelled edamame (1/2 protein)
  • 2 oz of quinoa (1/2 protein)
  • 1 oz of peanuts or cashews (1/2 protein)

Peanut Sesame Dressing

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1/2 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fat Serving


  • 1 oz peanut butter (1/2 protein)
  • 0.5 oz dark toasted sesame oil (1 fat)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar (be careful not to buy seasoned rice vinegar, it’s sweetened)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger (or more to taste)
  • Water, to thin


  1. Mix ingredients together with a fork.
  2. Thin with water to desired consistency.

Recipe Source: Katie’s Bright Kitchen