This sesame sauce is assertive without overpowering the fresh vegetables or meats being dunked into it. Toasted sesame paste, a widely used ingredient in Chinese cuisine, lends it an intensely earthy aroma that’s subdued by creamy Greek yogurt, which also lightens the texture.
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- ¼ cups toasted sesame paste (2¼ oz.)
- 2 tbsp. plain full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
- 2 tsp. honey
- 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
These chewy bars are packed with nutty flavor and studded with dried fruit.