Jul 2 2017 - 4:15pm

Southeast Asian Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Adapted from Melissa Clark [1]


This salad dressing is oil-free and is delicious as is, though a sparing drizzle of toasted sesame oil wouldn't hurt, if you're so inclined.

Southeast Asian Tomato Salad Recipe


  1. 2 teaspoons fish sauce, or to taste
    2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
    1 garlic clove, minced
    3 large or 4 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
    1/2 seedless English cucumber, thinly sliced
    2 scallions, thinly sliced
    1/2 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons fresh Thai or regular basil, cut into a chiffonade [2]
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sliced tomato, cucumber, scallions, and jalapeño, basil, and cilantro; gently toss to coat.

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