Sesame Seed Dressing
A rich slightly salty dressing delicious on cooked vegetables and raw salads (and pretty much anything.)
1.5 cups toasted sesame seeds
2 bunches scallions
1/2 cup of umeboshi vinegar
1/4 cup of water
1. Add the following ingredients into the blender - vinegar, scallions, and water.
2. Blend to liquid and taste for flavor.
3. Add sesame seeds and water as needed for texture.
4. Taste for flavor and add more vinegar and scallions as needed.
The sesame seeds need to be toasted prior to making the dressing. It's helpful to prepare these in larger amounts to save time, and keep them in a glass container. Toast them in a pan or in the oven, and use for them for different dishes, and as a garnish.
The umeboshi vinegar acts as the salt flavoring for this dish, and it's very nice for dressings because it's already a liquid salt. It has a distinct flavor, and carries quite a significant amount of saltiness, so taste as you go.
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