Plum and black pepper vinaigrette

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Makes: about 75ml


1 plum, cut into small chunks
½ echalion shallot, finely chopped
¼ tsp caster sugar
75ml extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper


1. Put the chopped plum, shallot, sugar and 1½ tbsp oil in a large frying pan set over a low-medium heat. Cook gently, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes, until the plum and shallot are soft and caramelised. Set aside to cool.

2. In a small food processor, blend the cooled plum mixture with the vinegar, remaining oil and 2 tbsp water, until smooth. Stir in the black pepper and a pinch of salt. Serve with a cheeseboard, as a salad dressing or spooned into wrap-style sandwiches