Make Hoisin Vinaigrette For Salads in 5 minutes! Recipe yields enough vinaigrette for 4 side salads or 2 entrée salads, and it’s delicious!
Today I want to share a simple, quick recipe for a delicious and unique salad dressing I’ve made for several years.
Hoisin Vinaigrette For Salads is incredibly EASY to make, with 8 ingredients and a blender or food processor. It is a flavor-filled Asian inspired vinaigrette that bumps mixed green salads up a notch, in my opinion.
Did I mention how ridiculously easy it is to make in 5 minutes or less? Oh… I did? Okay! Here’s how to make it.
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What Ingredients Will I Need?
There are 8 ingredients used to make this hoisin vinaigrette for salads. All of them can usually be found in local grocery stores.
You will need soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, oil, white wine vinegar and hoisin sauce for the vinaigrette. Sesame oil and hoisin sauce are typically found in the Asian food section of most grocery stores.
Hoisin Sauce Is The “Star” Of This Vinaigrette
Hoisin sauce is really the “star” of this vinaigrette. It is a dark-colored, flavorful, slightly sweet and tangy thick sauce, commonly used in Asian recipes.
Did You Know You Can Make Homemade Hoisin Sauce?
If you don’t have access to a jar of commercially prepared hoisin sauce, you can make a homemade version that has a fairly similar flavor. Granted, it’s a “version” of the original but it will work perfectly fine for this vinaigrette recipe.
Authentic hoisin sauce uses fermented soybean paste as one of its main ingredients. I don’t know about you, but I don’t normally keep that ingredient in my pantry!
Many Asian recipes call for hoisin sauce in their ingredient list. If I don’t have a jar of hoisin sauce when I need it, I make my own, using this recipe (found on my blog).
If you don’t have authentic hoisin sauce, this works well in recipes as a good stand-in for the original. The ingredients for the homemade version of hoisin sauce are shown below.
Prepare The Vinaigrette
Making the hoisin vinaigrette for salads is super easy! Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
Process (or blend) all of the ingredients until completely mixed into a smooth and creamy vinaigrette. Transfer the salad dressing into a small container.
Cover and refrigerate the vinaigrette until you’re ready to serve it on a favorite mixed green salad. It tastes best when its had a little time to chill, so all the flavors can “mingle” and get to know each other!
Time To Enjoy The Hoisin Vinaigrette For Salads
There should be enough of the hoisin vinaigrette to dress four small side salads. If you’re using it on a large, main dish salad, you should have enough of the dressing for two salads.
The photo below shows the vinaigrette on a main dish salad I make called Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken.
This flavorful vinaigrette is a wonderful addition to many types of mixed green salad, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Be sure to store any leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator (covered), for up to 4-5 days.
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Looking For More SALAD DRESSING Recipes?
You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have a nice variety of homemade salad dressings for you to check out, including:
- Ranch Dressing
- Homemade French Salad Dressing
- Creamy Sesame Vinaigrette
- Citrus Dijon Salad Dressing
- Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
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Original recipe source: “Cooking Light- Annual Recipes 2007”, page 103, published by Oxmoor House, Inc.
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Make Hoisin Vinaigrette For Salads in 5 minutes! Recipe yields enough vinaigrette for 4 side salads or 2 entrée salads, and it's delicious!
- 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1½ Tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and finely grated
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1½ teaspoons soy sauce or low-sodium, if available
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic or 1 large clove
Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
Process until completely mixed into a smooth, creamy vinaigrette. Transfer salad dressing into a small container.
Cover and refrigerate vinaigrette until ready to serve on a mixed green salad. TIP: It tastes best when its had time to chill, so the flavors can "mingle" and get to know each other!
Recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Store any leftover vinaigrette (covered) in refrigerator.
Note: The caloric calculation was made using the amount needed for 4 small side salads. If using on a main dish salad (2 servings), the caloric count will be higher.
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