My take on the classic Asian salad. The tomato and chili vinaigrette is also delicious on barbecue chicken or fish.

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2 ripe plum tomatoes, finely diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 small red chili, finely diced
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of salt

1 large flank steak
salt and pepper
2 heads of Boston lettuce
2 to 3 small cucumbers, cut into long wedges
12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 lime, cut into wedges

  1. Rub the steak with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook it on a hot grill a few minutes on each side.
  3. Let it rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. On a platter mix lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, and steak.
  5. Spoon the vinaigrette over the salad, and serve with lime.


Photography by Gieves Anderson

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