Gwangju Cooks:

Korean Style Salad Dressing

Recipe and photo by Joe Wabe

Spring and summer are the best seasons to get creative with salads. The earth easily provides the best greens and vegetables at an amazingly low cost. Though supermarkets have expanded their selection of western-style salad dressings, they offer few Asian varieties. If you want to keep your salad Korean style, this dressing will not disappoint.


½ cup soy sauce

½ cup sesame oil

¼ cup rice vinegar

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon red chili pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon red pepper oil

½ tablespoon ginger powder


A bowl, a whisk, and a glass container

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
  2. Let it sit for at least ten (10) minutes before adding to the salad.
  3. Refrigerate the rest in the glass container.

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