Tomato Salad

A colorful, flavorful, and quick salad, a tomato salad is so refreshing on a hot day. At the peak of tomato season, when heirloom tomatoes are on sale, we get a medley of mini heirloom tomatoes with beautiful shades of red, gold, orange, yellow and purple. They look gorgeous. Other times, we just get what is available.


  • 2 cups chopped tomato chunks, about ½ inch in size (slice cherry tomatoes in half)
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons raw sugar or brown sugar
  • tiny pinch of red chili powder
  • tiny pinch asafoetida (optional)


  1. Toss everything together in a pretty bowl and serve.
  2. The salad can be made a couple of hours ahead and chilled. This will release juices from the tomatoes, but they are delicious with bread, rice, anything.

Serves 4. Preparation time: 5 minutes.

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