A Plum Salad with Jicama and Cucumber, dressed with a flavorful Plum Shiso Shrub. Crunchy, refreshing and light, it’s deliciously cooling on and hot summer’s day! Vegan and GF.
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This Plum Salad is fresh, crunchy, and has a lovely sweet tang balance thanks to the addition of Plum Shrub for the dressing! I have been making shrubs for a few years now. Up until now, I have used the shrubs mainly in drinks.
I got to thinking about what else could be enhanced by the fruity vinegar harmony. I decided to try it as a salad dressing and the result is so good! The flavors are bright with a little nod to Japanese cuisine.
The jalapeño adds a nice kick that balances the fruity sweetness but is totally optional. The fresh herbs make it all come alive.
This salad pairs well with fish, chicken, tofu, rice and lends a nice twist to Asian meals.
Start by cutting the jicama into matchsticks. You could also sub salad turnips, radishes or even kohlrabi! Anything crunchy!
Slice the cucumber into half moons.
Chop the ginger and herbs and slice the plums.
Add everything to a bowl and except the plums and toss with the flavorful shrub, letting this marinate for a few minutes.
Then top the salad with the beautiful summer plums.
Hope you enjoy this refreshing Plum Salad created by Tonia, featuring a homemade Shrub Dressing!
Have a delicious weekend.Print