This sesame green onion (scallion) sauce recipe is so easy to make and delicious. It is versatile and has many uses. Drizzle this sauce on top of fresh rice, a bowl of soup, noodles, or use it as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, spring rolls, mandu, or Korean savory pancake (pajeon).
This main ingredients in this Korean green onion sauce are soy sauce and you guessed it…lots of fresh green onions. It is so easy to make! After you try it, you will want to put this sauce on everything. It’s savory, oniony and has a salty bite. We make this sauce a lot in our home. There are so many uses for it and it makes everything you put it on extra delicious.
Health Benefits of Green Onions
Believe it or not, green onions (scallions) have some health benefits. So you can feel good about eating this sesame green onion (scallion) sauce recipe because it is filled with fresh and raw sliced green onions.
- Eye health – Green onions contain carotenoids, including vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A is important for eye health, and not having enough vitamin A in your diet could negatively impact your eyesight. “Lutein and zeaxanthin work together to keep your eyes healthy. Consuming them protects your cells from damage and fights macular degeneration, explains the University of Maryland Medical Center.” (source)
- Healthy bones – Green onions contain vitamins C and K. These vitamins are important for the health of your bones. “Vitamin C helps you synthesize the collagen that keeps your bones strong, while vitamin K helps your body utilize the calcium it needs to maintain bone density. Vitamin K also controls blood clotting, while vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and protects your tissues from damage.” (source)
You probably have every ingredient in your pantry right now to make this sesame green onion (scallion) sauce recipe if you already do a lot of Asian-style cooking. If you need some ingredient suggestions or a place to start so you can fill your own pantry with Asian-style cooking necessities, then check out our list of suggested items.
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