Japanese tomato salad

Adam Liaw
Japanese tomato salad.
Japanese tomato salad. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy

In Japan, this salad is often served chilled, which trades a slight reduction in tomato flavour for a refreshing freshness and firmness of texture.

Ingredients

• 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds

• ½ red onion, very thinly sliced into rings

• salt and black pepper, to season

Dressing

• 2 tsp rice vinegar

• ½ tsp caster sugar

• 1 tsp soy sauce

• 1 tsp sesame oil

Method

Arrange the onion and tomato on a plate and season well with salt and pepper. Mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Serve immediately.

Adam's tip Having to keep tomatoes at room temperature is a bit of a myth. While unrefrigerated tomatoes are more flavourful, you can keep tomatoes chilled for a few days and return them to room temperature without significantly affecting their flavour.