Absolutely scrumptious and so simple to make this Perfect Tomato Salad makes a great side dish to almost any meal.
I love this salad for many reasons: it is quick, very flavorful, healthy and requires just a few simple ingredients. Chances are you already have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Why not give it a try? I promise, you are going to love it. 🙂
Many years ago I used to work as a server in a restaurant called “Uzbekistan.” It was a small, family-owned establishment where the owners really loved to share the recipes for the best food Uzbekistan had to offer. I learned how to cook their famous pilaf there, but, more importantly, I learned how to make this salad. They call it achuchuk and it is very popular in Uzbekistan. Today, I am sharing this recipe with you, and I am sure you are going to make it more than once.
The trick to making this Perfect Tomato Salad is using a VERY sharp knife. You must slice the tomatoes and onions as thin as possible. If you use a dull knife, you are just going to smash the tomatoes and squeeze all the juice out. So, make sure you sharpen your knife before starting to make this salad. OK, let’s start cooking!
- 6 plum tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 1/4 tsp. of salt
- 1/4 tsp. of black pepper
- 1/8 tsp. of cayenne pepper (optional, but recommended)
- 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil
1) Cut the tomatoes in half and slice into very thin pieces.
2) Repeat this step with onion as well.
3) Place the veggies into a medium mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
4) Mix everything well.
That’s it! The salad is ready. Serve it with some rice, potatoes, grains or just a slice of fresh bread. Enjoy!
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