Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tomato Ginger Salad

This yummy salad was part of the Hamburg Steak, Japanese Feast I had with my friend LT the other day.  The salad is so fresh, easy and simple.  I was dubious at first when LT told me the ingredients, but it was amazing!  I'm already craving it again, maybe with some soft tofu mixed in with it and over some nice spicy greens!

Tomato Ginger Salad

2 chilled tomatoes
1/2 inch ginger
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 pinches salt
shiso leaves

1.  Cut the chilled tomatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.  Peel the ginger and cut into slivers.

2.  In a small bowl add in the honey, rice wine vinegar and 2 pinches of salt.  Pour over tomatoes and gently toss the salad.  Serve over shiso leaves or cut the shiso leaves into thin ribbons and sprinkle over the salad.

This dish is so good when served ice cold.  It's so refreshing, I have a feeling this will be a favorite next summer.  Again, here are some easy ways to help out those in Japan:  Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone, OR text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a $10 donation from your cell phone through the Salvation Army.  It's great to see many local businesses, artists and organizations getting together and putting together promotions or events where a portion of the proceeds go to those in Japan.  Check out what is going on in your neighborhood, who knows your hairdresser, favorite Japanese restaurant or yoga studio might be having great events. 

1 comment:

Firefly said...

I love tomatoes :) and that looks so yummy!

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