Summer Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Lemon Cucumbers Macerated Onions and Shiso Leaves

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By Chef Mario


  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced horizontally
  • 2 medium sized lemon cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, peeled, sliced in half moon and macerated in vinegar and salt for 5 minutes
  • 12 small shiso leaves
  • 2 tbs. of sesame oil
  • Red wine vinegar to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Sugar to taste


In a small mixing bowl, combine sesame oil, vinegar, sugar and season to taste. Mix until the sugar dissolves completely.

Place the sliced tomatoes, cucumber, shiso leaves and onions on a chilled serving dish. With a spoon, drizzle the dressing and season to taste. Serve at once.