Easy Oil-free Boiled Cabbage with Umeboshi

Easy Oil-free Boiled Cabbage with Umeboshi

A simple dish of boiled cabbage mixed with umeboshi plum and soy sauce. You can eat a lot of this. It's great for bentos too.

Ingredients: 4 servings

about 1/5 of a head
3 medium (adjust to taste)
Dashi soy sauce or regular soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Bonito flakes
1 small packet (optional)
Toasted sesame seeds (white or black)
To taste
Green shiso leaves
2 to 3 leaves, if you have them


1. Cut the cabbage into about 3 cm pieces, and boil in plenty of water.
2. In the meantime, take the pits out of the umeboshi and chop up the rest. You can chop until it's a paste, or leave some chunks.
3. Put the chopped up umeboshi in a bowl with the soy sauce, and mix well.
4. Add the cooked and drained cabbage in the bowl with the sesame seeds, and mix. If you're using regular soy sauce instead of dashi soy sauce, add some bonito flakes.
5. I changed the photo to one that has shiso leaves in it. It's delicious even without them though...

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a no-oil added dish that's good when you're on a diet.