Roast Shallot Salad

Roast Shallot Salad



  • 2 tbsp OSU Original
  • 6 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  • 6 banana shallots
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp Osu Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 granny smith apples, thinly sliced
  • 4 heads red chicory, separated
  • 200g watercress
  • 50g shisho leaf
  • White sesame, for garnish


  1. Heat an ovenproof frying pan to a high heat. Preheat the oven to 170C. Peel and halve the shallot lengthways, leaving the root intact. Lightly oil the cut side of the shallots and place them cut side down in the pan. Cook for 8 - 10 minutes until they are charred to a deep brown. Remove from the heat and add the Osu & thyme to the pan to deglaze. Place the pan in the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes until softened throughout.
  2. Meanwhile, add the toasted sesame seeds to a pestle and mortar and grind to a paste. Next add the Osu & soy, followed by the sesame oil in a steady stream, as you continue to stir the mixture.
  3. Remove the shallots from the oven and allow to cool. Once they are cool enough to touch, halve each shallot lengthways again to create quarters.
  4. In a large salad bowl, place your apple, chicory, watercress and shisho leaf. Coat generously in the dressing and mix well. Arrange the salad on four plates and top with the roasted shallots, more sesame dressing & of the white sesame seeds.

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Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
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We use 200 years of Japanese craft to blend 100% natural apple juice with apple cider vinegar for a smoother taste. Our apple cider vinegar is always raw, unpasteurised and with the Mother.

Concentrated Apple Juice (56%), Apple Cider Vinegar (44%), All Natural!

Typical Values per 100g- Energy: 774 kJ/182 kcals, Fat: <0.5g, of which Saturates: 0.1g, Carbohydrates: 39.9g, of which Sugars: 36.4g, Fibre: 0.6, Protein: <0.5g, Salt: <0.01g

Make like the Japanese and drink in the traditional fashion through diluting 1 part (20ml) OSU with 9 parts of still, sparkling or hot water. New to drinking apple cider vinegar? Why not try one of our fruity drinks recipes to acclimatise you to the taste?

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