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Soy-Lemon Dipping Sauce

Tamari soy sauce is similar to regular soy sauce but is slightly thicker and has a richer flavor. It is available at most grocery stores. Besides being the perfect condiment for Broiled Black-Pepper Tofu, this sauce makes a nice addition to Soba Noodles with Vegetables and Mint -- just drizzle a little bit on top.

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  • Yield: Makes 1/2 cup

Photography: Kirsten Strecker

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2005


  • 2 tablespoons minced and peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (1 lemon total)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Whisk together ginger, tamari soy sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve. Just before serving, stir well.

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