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Nona's Japanese Ume Dressing

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my many Japanese-style salad dressings I created to satisfy my taste. Ume(boshi) is a favored taste addition in many Japanese cooking. It shows up in cakes, cookies, snacks, mochi, salads, beverages, soups, with pork, chicken and fish, and of course dressing. You can find umeboshi in Japanese markets in refrigerated section. Ume is often called plum or pickled plums, however it is much closer to apricots. You can find ume trees in US now. Ume is not tasty fresh and must be either pickled or preserved."
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15 m servings 133
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)


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  1. Place the vegetable oil, onion, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, ginger, umeboshi, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 133 calories; 14.2 1.8 0.3 0 473 Full nutrition

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Very tasty! I just bought umeboshi for a different purpose and then saw the recipe. This turned out so light and tangy. I did add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil because I like the flavor so m...

Excellent for fish, chicken, salad, turkey and rabbit. Yes, so far I have tried it on all of these! Fast, simple, easy and so yummy! Thanks for the share.

Good recipe! I added double the amount of umeboshi to the recipe after tasting it the first time around. Thanks!

This was great. I used it to cook some eggplant in and it was delicious!