I discovered gomasio at a Japanese restaurant and was immediately hooked on this fragrant and flavorful condiment that lends any savory dish that extra something. I bought it once but realized that it was lacking the intense and deep, nutty-salty flavor, so I started making gomasio at home. And why not as it takes only a couple of minutes and 2 ingredients (sesame and salt) to make a big batch.
I like to sprinkle it on any Asian dish, plain rice, salads, steamed or roasted vegetables, and even on a slice of bread (with vegan butter).
So, here you go, a foolproof recipe, and you’ll always have a secret seasoning with the wow factor ready at Hand.
Gomasio – Japanese Sesame Salt, the Secret Condiment to Boost the Flavor of Any Dish
- 100 g white sesame seeds
- 1 scant tsp salt
- Roast the sesame seeds in a pan over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant. Stir frequently to prevent from burning, the sesame shouldn’t turn black because it would taste bitter. Leave to cool.
- Mix the roasted sesame seeds with the salt, and grind coarsely in a nut grinder or a mortar.
- You can store gomasio in an airtight container for several weeks.