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Ume Vinaigrette

Anything with the Japanese pickled plum, ume, I love. It’s salty, plain and simple. Growing up, the most common use was, placed in the center of musubi, rice balls.
More recently you can find many different varieties of ume salad dressing in our supermarkets. Some local restaurants have their own versions, bottled for sale either in their restaurants or in the markets.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Marinades, Sauces
Cuisine: American, Local
Keyword: Japanese pickled plum, ume salad dressings, musubi rice balls,
Yield: 1 Cup.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 2 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TB ume (pickled plum) pulp
  • 1 TB ume juice
  • 1 TB mirin sake
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil


  • In a blender, combine all ingredients; adding oil slowly until emulsified.

How To Serve:

  • Makes 2/3 cup.