Ume plums are super popular in Japan. They’re fermented salty plums that are super healthy! They’re hard to find in the US. But you can buy Ume Plum vinegar.

  1. Trim the ends off of fresh green beans and discard. Wash.
  2. Toss with grapeseed or high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Add black pepper. Add garlic too, if you’d like! Toss. (I don’t add salt because the vinegar is salty)
  3. Spread out onto a greased cookie sheet, or place parchment paper on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or so. I like mine a little crunchy.
  4. Place in bowl and sprinkle on some ume plum vinegar. Throw in some diced shallot or red onion, if you’d like. Toss and serve. Yum!
  5. Another option: try with asparagus instead, especially in the spring, when it’s in season! Another option: blanche the veggie instead of roast. When a pot of water is boiling, throw in the veggie for 60 to 90 seconds. Then drain out the water.