Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

A delicious & healthy Japanese style dipping sauce or mayonnaise.

Spice up almost any dish with this easy and delicious Japanese style yogurt dressing. It is perfect for dipping or as a mayonnaise. It’s divine with salmon or pretty much any sort of fish. It is simply heavenly on chicken too. You could even drizzle it on homemade burgers or toss it into a salad.

With half a teaspoon of wasabi, the taste is mild so if you like a touch more zing, add a little extra after it has chilled a while. The flavours take some time to pop, so I recommend chilling the sauce for at least an hour before re-tasting. Stays fresh for up to a week.

Wasabi yogurt can be made with traditional dairy yogurt, such as 24-hour yogurt made with cow’s milk, raw milk or goat milk as well as non-dairy coconut yogurt.


½ cup homemade yogurt (coconut or dairy)
½ teaspoon wasabi paste (or more to taste)
2-3 teaspoons of finely grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup (more to taste)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
Pinch of salt 


  1. Heat the sesame seeds in a pan on your stove top.
  2. Stir continuously until golden brown then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a ceramic or glass bowl and blend to form a consistent smooth dressing.
  4. Chill until required.