Yup. That’s Trav. Coming up with the ingredients to a meal is easy for me. But when it comes to the sauce, I need some help from the Sauce Boss. Be warned: He likes a lot of sauce on his food. Like, “What kind of soup are you eating?” Ok that’s a little exaggerated, but you get the point. Typical Bri & Trav dinner scenario: I make a beautiful meal that I’ve perfectly seasoned only to have Trav dump sriracha all over it! He’s learning though :) Me, I like not quite as much sauce on my food.
Nevertheless, dressings and sauces make ALL the difference in the world for your dishes. Even the best ingredients can taste bland without a good sauce or dressing.
This dressing was originally created by Trav for a salad but we have used it for other dishes like the Asian Lettuce Wraps. It adds so much flavor and it’s healthy with minimal sugar. You can also make it without ANY added sugar by using an orange juice that has no added sugar (read the ingredient list on the label) and by using a similar type of sriracha sauce that has no added sugar or a chili paste with no added sugar (Whole Foods has lots of good options, but again read the label).
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sriracha or similar organic version
- 1 Tbsp orange juice
- A squeeze of lime juice
- Mix all ingredients together and voila! Store in a bottle or mason jar and refrigerate.