My friends always ask me for this simple recipe. The red and green color combination makes it a favorite salad to serve during the holidays.
1 large tomato
1/2 tsp non-iodized salt
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS cider vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
Peel cucumber and cut lengthwise into 4 strips. Remove seeds. Cut into 3/4″ cubes.
Pour boiling water over tomato. Let sit for a minute in hot water. Rinse well in cold water; peel. Cut into sections. Remove seeds by scraping away with a knife tip. Cut into 3/4″ cubes.
Mix cucumber and tomato; add salt. Toss lightly. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
When ready to eat, drain off excess liquid. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve cold.