Spicy Korean Salad Dressing

Spicy Korean Salad Dressing

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0.5 cup Filtered Water
1 Tablespoon Gochujang (Korean Red Chili Paste)
1 Tablespoon Gochugaru (Korean Red Chili Flakes)
1 Tablespoon Sugar
0.5 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil

Spicy Korean Salad Dressing

  • 2 Minutes
  • Easy




A sweet and spicy salad dressing with Korean ingredients!

Gochugaru  and gochujang are common Korean ingredients that give any dish mega umami!

Gochugaru are Korean red chili flakes and gochujang is a fermented red chili paste.

You can use these two ingredients for a thick sauce to coat your noodles or add them to a rice dish.

For this recipe, we are using them to create a spicy and a beautifully red colored salad dressing!

This dressing pairs perfectly with my Spicy Soba Noodle Salad recipe.


Love Korean dishes? Try my Kimchi Fried Rice with a beautifully fried egg on top!



Make The Dressing

Add 1/4 cup of hot water to a mixing bowl or jug then add the 1 Tablespoon of gochujang and 1 Tablespoon of sugar.

Mix until dissolved. A whisk works best.

Next, add another 1/4 cup of cold filtered water to cool down the mixture as well as 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 Tablespoon of rice vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of toasted sesame oil.

Mix well until combined.

The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


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I am writing you because I am Korean American who ran out of ranch salad dressing. While I was looking for my old balsamic vinaigrette, I noticed myself dipping my cucumber into gochujang. I tried and failed to market Korean style BBQ sauce but why not try to find a copacker that can bottle and sell Korean salad dressing?

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