Japanese Tomato Salad

After I met my husband, who is half-Japanese, he introduced me to the world of Japanese comfort cuisine beyond just sushi and udon.  I wanted to learn how to make the type of Japanese dishes his mother made for him during his childhood so my husband gifted me a cooking book called Japanese Soul Cooking.


This cookbook is very well-written, informational, and easy to follow. I have yet to make all the recipes, but of the ones I’ve made, they turned out to be restaurant-quality.  Today I will be sharing one of those recipes, a refreshing easy tomato salad.


1/2 cup finely chopped onion (use a food processor)
1 tsp minced ginger (see my essential lazy ingredients)
1 TB toasted sesame oil
1 TB soy sauce
1 TB vinegar
1 ts sugar
1/2 ts salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 pound beefsteak tomatoes, sliced


1) To make the dressing, whisk together the onion, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, in a bowl until the dressing is well combined.

2) Arrange the tomatoes on 4 plates. Spoon the dressing over the tomatoes and serve. The recipe serves 4.

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