Do you ever put things in mental categories and then have a hard time getting them out? In my head, tomatoes are Italian and soy sauce is Asian. I never thought they’d mix and mingle but in this installment of The Salad Project they do – and happily. For those of you keeping track, this is salad #15 on Mark Bittman’s list of 101 Simple Salads for the Season.
The recipe per Mr. Bittman:
Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half; toss with soy sauce, a bit of dark sesame oil and basil or cilantro.
What I did:
I used a pint of mixed cherry tomatoes (mixed meaning red, orange, green and yellow tomatoes) and added some freshly chopped basil. In a separate bowl I combined 2 tablespoons of soy and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil. I liked the flavor but you could play around with the proportions until you are satisfied.
What I’d do differently next time:
Nothing. This was a great salad. If you served it with some cheese, fresh bread and a nice glass of wine it would be a great light lunch.