Prep time:  10 minutes      Makes about 1 cup

½     cup water
2-3   tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1      tablespoon umeboshi paste
1      tablespoon dulse flakes
3      scallions, finely chopped (optional)

Warm the water, add tahini, and stir until creamy. Stir or blend in umeboshi paste. Mix thoroughly. Stir in dulse and/or scallions.