Caprese salads, margherita pizza, puttanesca sauce...why does everything tomato-centric have to be Italian? This recipe may sound wacky, but trust. You'll love it. (And you can throw in a cooked grain to make it a meal.)
Southeast Asian Tomato Salad
Serves 4 as a side
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 tomatoes,cut into chunks
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh Thai or regular basil, cut into a chiffonade
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
Whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add the sliced tomato, scallions, and jalapeño, basil, and cilantro; gently toss to coat. Top with peanuts and serve.