Smart Recipes with Umami

Cold beef salad with tomato oil-free dressing

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Beef

The tomato oil-free dressing has sweetness, sourness and umami.Quickly boiled beef and the tomato dressing are a great pair. The colorful appearance increases your appetite.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 200g of paper-thin sliced beef
  • 1/2 bundle of Japanese mizuna
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp ponzu soy sauce



  • 1. Cut cherry tomatoes in quarter. Cut shiso into thin strips.
  • 2. Mix 1 and ponzu soysauce and set in a refrigerator.
  • 3. Swish the beef around a few seconds in a boiling water then let them cool down on a strainer. Cut mizuna into 4cm-length. Cut cucumber lengthwise and cut it into thin and diagonal slices.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :


Cherry tomatoes

Glutamate :

調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 450 kcal

Beef is rich in inosinate and cherry tomato is rich in glutamate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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Seishun shuppannsha 2013 August

  • About 150 recipes by cooking specialist Fumiyo Kawakami are presented in the book.
  • The Umami Information Center provides basic umami information and Dr. Takashi Yamamoto, our president, supervised the book.