I have been buying Annie’s brand of Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette for years. I ran out the other day and was absolutely craving it! The combination of Apple cider vinegar, smooth sesame oil, and the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms keeps me coming back bottle after bottle! So, in the spirit of making things homemade & saving some money I decided to try and make my own. The result was extremely exciting!

Here are my ingredients.


I chopped up the shiitakes, toasted the sesame seeds until golden brown, and held them to the side.


I then combined the rest of the ingredients into a blender and lightly pulsed about three or four times.


After blending I added the mushrooms and sesame seeds, poured the mixture into a Mason jar and refrigerated. Super simple recipe, took only a few minutes, saved some money, and tastes amazing! I probably won’t ever buy it bottled again (sorry Annie!! πŸ˜‹).



4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped. (About 1/3 cup)

2 tbs. sesame seeds, toasted.

1 cup Grapeseed oil.

1/2 cup Apple Cider vinegar.

3 tbs. Tamari (soy sauce).

3 tbs. Sesame oil.

1 tbs. Water.


Published by Molly

just a Wifey & Mommy living in California, and sharing some tips along the way 😊

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  1. Thank you so much cost-conscious still good homemade appreciate your recipe I’m going to try I love Annie’s shiitake Sesame also
    the bomb!

    I turned them on to Annie’s shiitake Sesame at work can’t get enough thank you

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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this post! I love copycat recipes, I will start posting some others ☺️ Just remember the dressing won’t last as long as the store bought one bc there are no preservatives!


    1. I just looked at the photo, I’m not sure what size you would call that? I guess I used small/medium ones. You don’t want too much mushroom in the dressing & you dice them as small as possible. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚


  2. Tastes amazing! Never buying the bottle again! How long would you say this keeps for in the fridge?


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