VIETNAMESE CUCUMBER, TOMATO AND PINEAPPLE SALAD WITH ASIAN DRESSING

 

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Ingredients

  • 1-3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 fresh serrano or jalapeno chile, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 seedless English cucumber (often plastic wrapped), halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, quartered lengthwise, cored then sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 medium tomatoes (1 lb. total), cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges

Directions

  • Mince garlic, then mash to a paste with salt using side of a large heavy knife.
  • 2) Mince jalapeno pepper into container and then set aside.
  • 3) Whisk together lime juice and sugar in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved, then whisk in oil, garlic paste, chile and fish sauce (to taste).
  • Add remaining ingredients, tossing to coat, and add salt to taste

Notes

One of our Realtors brought this in for a potluck and I had to have the recipe! It's so fresh and colorful... you'll love it!

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