Vietnamese Cucumber, Tomato and Pineapple Salad with Asian Dressing
  • 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
  1. Mince garlic, then mash to a paste with salt using side of a large heavy knife.
  2. 2) Mince jalapeno pepper into container and then set aside.
  3. 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).
  4. Add remaining ingredients, tossing to coat, and add salt to taste
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!