GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)

GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)


Sesame seeds are supposed to be a good source of iron, copper, magnesium, calcium
and play an important part in macrobiotic diets.
There is nothing like the aroma of sesame…
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp sea salt
(typical proportions are 12-15 to 1)
Heat a small skillet
Add sea salt and ‘toast’ gently until salt turns slightly grey
Set aside
Add sesame seeds to pan and
toast carefully swirling as they burn easily.
Add toasted seeds and salt and crush in a mortar and pestle
until seeds are approximately 90% crushed.
Store in an air tight container.
They should keep well up to six months.


Although it is simple to make I haven’t yet made Gomashio in my little galley
but it keeps for several months so I try to keep a good supply on hand.
It features in many Asian-inspired dishes
from quick stir fries
to simple noodle or rice bowl recipes.


7 responses to “GOMASHIO (sesame seed salt)”

  1. […] marmalade 2 tbsp corn starch whisked into a bit of water dash of chili flakes sesame seeds or Gomashio Cooked basmati rice (takes about 5-7 minutes in the pressure cooker)   Heat oil in stir-fry […]

  2. […] recipe link for Gomashio […]

  3. […] 1 cup medium shrimp (approximately 10) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 garlic clove, grated 1 egg Gomachio (see link) 1 cup Panko , divided 3 tbsp Japanese vinaigrette (see Galley Kat Note below) 1 tbsp grated ginger […]

  4. […] cup chopped cooked *chicken (see Galley Kat Note below) 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 tbsp Gomashio (see link) 1 tbsp Bragg soya seasoning or soya sauce 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs   Stir all together until […]

  5. […] 4 tbsp Gomashio (recipe here) […]

  6. […] So easy too.  Just a few ingredients: quick cooking shrimp, some udon noodles and some seasonings.  At the beginning of the boat season I make a healthy batch of Gomashio – sesame salt.  It adds that touch of something special to Asian inspired dishes, stores well and is super easy to make. (my recipe for Gomashio here). […]

  7. […] added some Gomashio, a crushed sesame seed and sea salt combination, to the noodles  (my recipe here) .  The salad recipe doesn’t have added salt so when you sprinkle the Gomashio just before […]

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