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a white ceramic bowl filled with sesame chili oil

Toasted Sesame Chili Oil

Once you try this Toasted Sesame Chili Oil you'll always want to keep a batch on hand- use it to add a hint of spice to all kinds of dishes!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chili oil, condiment, sesame chili oil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 /2 cup
Calories 890 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 2 tablespoons Chinese chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1 inch piece thinly sliced ginger


  1. To toast the sesame seeds, spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes. Add to a heatproof bowl.
  2. Heat a pot over medium heat. Add the oil, five spice powder chili flakes and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally until the ginger is fragrant, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and discard ginger. Very carefully transfer the oil to the bowl or glass jar with the sesame seeds. Stir to combine. Allow to cool.
  4. Store oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to six months.