The vinaigrette is made with salty soy sauce, but before serving, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt to add texture to the fresh tomatoes. This is probably the easiest side dish you’ll come across this summer, but don’t let its ease fool you—it’s absolutely packed with fresh, seasonal flavor.
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.
Yield: Serves 6
Total time: 10 Minutes
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
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