Nona's Japanese Ume Dressing Recipe -
  • READY IN 15 mins

Nona's Japanese Ume Dressing

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"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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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  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.
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Nov 22, 2010

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 much. Thank you for a new favorite.

Jun 03, 2012

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.


3 Ratings

Jan 01, 2015

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


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 473 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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