Umeboshi Plum Dressing
Tuckered out from the summer heat? Try this refreshingly tart Japanese "umeboshi" dressing! If you're in Japan, you might have all these ingredients already on hand ;) Maybe a little sour for a salad dressing but try it out with cold tofu, grilled veggies, etc. (Translator's note: Umeboshi are Japanese sour plums. You can find them at Asian markets or at some Whole Foods in the U.S.)
- Umeboshi (Japanese sour plums) (2 )
- Ground sesame seeds (1 Tablespoon)
- Soy sauce (1 Tablespoon)
- Sugar (a pinch, or more if desired)
- Sudachi citrus juice (you can use any other citrus juice too) (1 Tablespoon)
Take out seeds from your umeboshi, and chop them up into a paste with a knife. Scrape off any plum left on the seed too. Don't want to be wasteful now, do we? :P
Mix the plum paste with ground sesame seeds, sudachi/citrus juice, soy sauce and sugar. The plums can be pretty sour so if you want more sweetness, add more sugar. Goes well with all sorts of stuff like chilled tofu, steamed or grilled eggplant, raw onions, "myoga," etc.
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