Ume Plum Braised Greens

Ume Plum Braised Greens

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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot or onion
  • 4 to 6 cups washed and chopped tender greens (collard, kale, mustard, beet, dinosaur or Swiss chard in any combination)
  • 1 tablespoon (or more to taste) ume plum paste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In a heavy pot, heat the oil and sauté the shallots or onion until translucent. Add the greens, ume plum paste, apple cider and pepper. Cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt if desired.

You may add a sprinkling of sushi-style pickled ginger during the cooking process for a little more zest.