Sarcasm Warning

Sarcasm Warning

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Product Review -- Culinary Treasures Organic Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing and Marinade

As a kid, I fell in love with the ginger salad dressing at Benihana, partly because it was an interesting pink color but mostly because of the taste. I recently purchased a bottle of this Culinary Treasures ginger dressing after tasting it at my local Costco ($5.79/32 ounces) and found it light and flavorful.  The ginger bite is offset with the tang of lemon and mellowed by a splash of soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

A peek at the label reveals more fat and calories than I expected (6 fat grams and 90 calories per serving), resulting in a Weight Watchers© Points Plus value of 2. However, the recommended serving of two tablespoons was excessive.  One tablespoon adequately dressed my fairly large green salad, and I’m a girl who likes a lot of dressing.  That’s a lot of flavor for 45 calories and 1 WW point.

This product is a natural dressing choice for oriental salads and green salads with fruit.  It also makes a fabulous marinade for protein.  I have used it to marinate grilled shrimp and baked chicken, both with delicious results.

You can never tell how long Costco might stock this dressing, and I haven’t seen it in other stores. I recommend picking up a bottle or two while it’s available, and you might just find yourself a new favorite salad dressing.

Note:  I was not paid for this review or provided with a free sample bottle.  Culinary Treasures is also marketed as La Maison.


  1. whre can i buy it in San Diego ,Ca

    1. I've only seen it at Costco in my area, but it is manufactured by a company in Canada called E.D. Smith. You can find contact information at


Have something to add? I'd love to hear your comments!