Ginger-Scallion Dipping Sauce

This one’s great for egg rolls or even roasted meats.
If you ever get Chinese roast duck, roast pork, or bbq pork, and are unsure about their sauce, here’s a great alternative!
And no stove required!

We’ve talked about ginger before, so this time let’s talk about the tiny but powerful and flavorful sesame oil.
One of its key compounds is a dietary phytochemical called sesame, an antioxidant that has been shown to help protect against radiation-induced DNA damage. Then there’s sesame, which may help promote apoptosis of deteriorating cells, potentially preventing the growth of cancer cells.
Beyond that, sesame oil is rich in copper which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 scallion — minced
  • 1 tsp GFCF soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove of garlic — minced
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Mince scallion, cilantro, garlic, and ginger
  • Add all ingredients into a glass jar
  • Shake to blend.
  • Makes 1/2 cup of sauce
  • Keeps for several days the fridge



  • FCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free


12 Powerful Health Benefits of Sesame Oil


  1. lalablu

    Can I omit the ginger? I know it’s healthy but it’s way too strong

  2. marisame

    True, ginger can overpower a dish

  3. truetthab

    if you slice it thinly and marinate it in vinegar, it takes some of the edge off

  4. lalablu

    Yeah but even still

  5. truetthab

    you don’t NEED ginger, it’s just nice to add

  6. marisame

    Flavor AND health!

  7. bengal21

    sesame oil is too strong

  8. marisame

    Been there, added too much once and it took over my korean ribs

  9. truetthab

    ok now i have to try korean ribs with this sauce

  10. marisame

    Oh hey you’re onto something

  11. truetthab

    over a bowl of rice too??

  12. marisame

    Author! We need a korean rib recipe!

  13. truetthab

    yeahhhhhh please, what’s your take on galbi?

  14. arkinprat

    not gonna lie, this sauce sounds like a decent start to a galbi marinade

  15. mirasolsee26

    Walking into the house today, I smelled galbi off someone’s grill

  16. arkinprat

    shoulda asked for a bite

  17. marisame

    Can you share?

  18. truetthab

    sharing is caring

  19. mirasolsee26

    Next time guys, I’ll ask for extras

  20. marisame

    Our hero!

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