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This Plum Salad with Jicama and Cucumber is dressed with a flavorful Plum Shiso Shrub. Crunchy, refreshing and light it's deliciously cooling on and hot summer's day! Vegan and GF.

Plum Salad with Cucumber and Jicama


A light and refreshing Plum Salad with cucumber, jicama and a flavorful Shrub Dressing.  And a fun way to use shrubs! Delicious, vegan, and GF. (Dressing requires 24 hours on the counter.)


  • 2 cups cucumber, sliced in half rounds
  • 1 cup jicama, cut in thin matchsticks (or sub salad turnips or kohlrabi)
  • 1/3 cup plum shiso shrub
  • 2 tablespoons fresh shiso, roughly chopped (or sub more basil)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
  • ¼½ teaspoon fresh jalapeño, minced (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 fresh plums, sliced



Toss cucumber and jicama in a medium bowl with the plum shiso shrub, letting it marinate a little while you prepare the remaining ingredients. 

Add the chopped herbs, ginger, jalapeño and salt.   Give a gentle stir to combine. 

Place in a serving bowl and add fresh plums on top.

Refrigerate until serving. 


Pairs well with fish, chicken, tofu, rice and lends a nice twist to Asian meals.