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Addictive Ume Salad Dressing

March 17, 2015
Author Notes

This dressing is fruity, sharp and delicious. The first time I served it, a friend, pregnant with twins, developed an instant addiction. She hugged the bowl to her and kept it close for the rest of the meal. You don't have to be expecting anything more than a welcome addition to your salad to enjoy this dressing, but you do have to share. Use the Ume vinegar sparingly; a little goes a long way. —creamtea

  • Serves 4-6
  • 3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ume plum vinegar (available at health-food stores)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup mild oil such as grapeseed, almond or (untoasted) walnut
  • a drizzle of toasted sesame oil (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. In a bowl, whisk juices, ume-plum vinegar and salt.
  2. Add oils in a thin stream, whisking until incorporated. Sample a bit on a lettuce leaf and adjust seasoning. It should be sharp and perky. Serve over a green salad of citrus, tender lettuces and pomegranate seeds with sliced shallots, or a finely chopped raw-vegetable salad with scallions or chives; sharp-sweet alliums go well with the fruity and saltiness of the dressing.

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