Refreshing. Rejuvenating. Vibrant. Healthy. Bold.
I wanted to add some fruits and veggies to my Thai dinner and had a huge success with this heirloom tomato salad. Oh my heavens, it is like a Thai salsa that you can eat alone or put on rice. Shoot, you could probably whisk out the tortilla chips and call it Thai-Mexican fusion. I really wondered how the mint leaves would fare in combination with the tomatoes. Would it be too overpowering? Not in the least. Instead of being blasted with mint, your mouth feels bright, fresh, and clean. It goes amazing in combination with a spicy dish. There is some heat to this salad, but I think that is what makes it pair so nicely with a spicy Thai dish. It offers heat while refreshing the palate at the same time. So simple. It’s actually quite beautiful!
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp minced serrano chili pepper (optional)
1/2 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
4 heirloom tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon chili oil
1. Combine the crushed garlic, salt, serrano, mint, and diced heirloom tomatoes in a small bowl. Pour chili oil over it and stir to combine. Serve cold.