Orange-Ume Dressing

Prep Time


Cooking Time

Less than 10 mins


1 cup



Cooking with

This is a refreshing summer dressing for tossed salads and noodle salads.


  • 3 level tbsp toasted sesame seeds or 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp Mitoku Organic Umeboshi Paste or minced Umeboshi
  • 2 tbsp light Mitoku Sesame Oil or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Juice of 1-1½ oranges (to taste)
  • 1 tsp minced green onion or chives (optional)

Preparation Method

  1. Toast sesame seeds (if using) in a dry skillet over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. When seeds are fragrant and begin to pop, remove from pan to prevent them from overcooking and becoming bitter.
  2. Blend first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  3. Mix in scallions or chives (if desired), and chill for 30 minutes before using.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme