Black Plum Vinaigrette

I had a whole collection of little black plums, neglected and going soft in my fruit bowl until … I turned them into salad dressing.

Black plum vinaigrette - similar to raspberry vinaigrette, but better. This may be my new favorite way to eat plums (my least favorite stone fruit)

Clearly, plums are not my favorite stone fruit, but in this plum vinaigrette they shine. The flavor reminds me of a raspberry vinaigrette, but less acidic and more fruity. And I love the thicker texture of this dressing. Toss it with greens and more diced plum, top it with spiced seared salmon or chicken and drizzle more plum vinaigrette on top. mmmm, or make my peach bacon salad and use plum vinaigrette instead of the oil + vinegar deal.

I’m sure you could use a yellow or red plum, too, and make a whole dang rainbow of plum vinaigrettes to paint your plate with. Just make sure they’re ripe as hayell, y’all! You need that plum juice to get the blender’s motor running.

The mustard seeds in here add a little something surprising. If you don’t keep whole seeds on hand, add a teensy bit of brown deli mustard or a big pinch of mustard powder.


Plum Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Hilah
  • Yield: 1/3 cup 1x



1 black plum

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 small clove garlic

1/4 teaspoon whole mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon salt


Chop the plum, toss the seed. Peel the garlic. Blend everything together until smooth. Makes 1/3 cup or so


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 31
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Protein: 0

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  1. Great Stone Face on February 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    You could puddle a little of this on a plate and serve roasted asparagus on it; or drizzle a little of it over the asparagus.

    • Hilah on February 7, 2019 at 8:51 am

      That would be a beautiful plate!

  2. Robin Curry on July 14, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    I have a gallon of plum sauce made from plums in our yard. Trying to do the math so everyone I know can have some!

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