Meet Your New Favorite Summertime Salad Dressing

Last Update: September 28, 2022

This bright, refreshing dressing gets extra kick from slightly salty pickled plum paste. It livens up any salad, but we particularly like it served over crunchy vegetables for an updated summer slaw.

Citrus Umeboshi Dressing Recipe

Yield: about 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes


3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons umeboshi paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice 
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil


Thinly sliced red cabbage 
Green beans or sugar snap peas 


 Blend sesame seeds and umeboshi paste in a high-speed blender. Add in orange juice, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Blend until incorporated. Toss together salad ingredients, then drizzle dressing over salad. 

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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