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Sesame, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Serves 6

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.