Sesame, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

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Sesame, Tomato, and Cucumber SaladRecipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Serve a slice of summer with a tomato and cucumber salad. The vinaigrette is made with salty soy sauce, but berfore serving, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt to add texture to the fresh tomatoes.

Serves 6


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1 pound tomatoes, thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 cup thinly sliced English cucumber
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 medium scallions, dark green parts only, thinly sliced
1 medium serrano or jalapeno chile, thinly sliced crosswise
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Arrange tomato and cucumber slices on a platter. Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil, and sugar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing over tomatoes and cucumbers, and top with scallions, chile, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with remaining dressing.

Created date

May 2016