Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook alternative, healthy whole food cooking with a focus on gut health, SCD & GAPS diets. Barbs has also been able to overcome her own gut health issues through her journey into alternative eating. Please 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 ordairy )
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.