Goma Dressing Recipe – A Japanese Sesame Dressing used for Salads

Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken

This Japanese Goma dressing recipe (ごまドレ) is perfect as a dressing for salads or topping for chicken and vegetable dishes. It’s super easy to make and you can enjoy it as a homemade organic dressing anytime.

We call this sauce Goma dressing, or in Japanese ごまドレ (pronounced GO-MA-DO-RE). Goma is the Japanese word for sesame and Dore is the shortened word of Doresshingu (the Japanese word for dressing). This type of dressing is very popular and frequently used on Japanese dishes and salads. You will find it used in most restaurants for a salad dressing. It’s the Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing of Japan. 😉

You could usually find sesame dressing at Japanese grocery stores, but why not just make it yourself as it’s easy to make, and you can easily make your own organic version of this tasty Goma Dressing by following my Goma dressing recipe below. And of course, it will not have MSG! Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

This recipe uses Japanese mayonnaise as one of the ingredients. If you can’t get Japanese mayonnaise, you can easily make it yourself with this recipe:

Homemade Japanese Mayonnaise for Goma Dressing

Organic Japanese Mayonnaise

For this recipe, I recommend the Kayanoya brand for the Dashi powder:

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle already, I recommend this one:

Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken

Goma Dressing (Japanese Sesame Dressing)

My addictive Japanese Goma dressing goes well with chicken, vegetables, and salads!
You can find Goma dressing at some asian supermarkets, but why not make it yourself. Use the best ingredients and make an organic, NO MSG sauce at home!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Difficulty Easy


  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Mixing Bowl (Small)




  • If you don't have grated sesame seeds, grate them with a mortar and pestle.
    Mortar and Pestle


  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until blended and smooth.
    Japanese Sesame Goma Dressing
  • Try it as a salad dressing or on some boiled chicken or vegetables! Serve it either chilled or at room temperature.
    Sesame Goma Dressing on Chicken


If you can’t get Japanese mayonnaise, you can easily make it yourself with this recipe: Organic Japanese Mayonnaise Recipe.
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