¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 cup to ¼ cup rice vinegar (I like this recipe with more tang but feel free to adjust)
2 tablespoonfuls of honey or maple syrup
3 tablespoonfuls of sesame oil (toasted sesame oil has a stronger flavor – start with a little less then add as you like)
1 and ½ teaspoonfuls of soy sauce
1-2 cloves of garlic crushed then finely minced
Salt to taste – if you use seasoned rice vinegar you may want to add less salt.
Whisk together the ingredients (or shake in a mason jar) and taste for seasoning.
Sriracha – a teaspoonful or two adds a nice kick.
Peanut butter or other nut butter – whisk in a tablespoonful or two. This will thicken the vinaigrette. If it becomes too thick, add a little water.
Freshly grated ginger adds a little heat.
Lime or grapefruit juice for some acidic freshness.