Most of this savory fruit-and-tomato salad recipe can be prepared in advance-just mix the tomatoes with the dressing right before serving. For the most stunning presentation, use a mix of colorful heirloom tomatoes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

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Ingredients

Dressing
Nori Salt
Salad

Directions

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  • To prepare dressing: Whisk oil, vinegar, sugar and tamari in a medium bowl. Stir in ginger, garlic, fish sauce and orange zest. Set aside for 10 minutes for the flavors to infuse.

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  • To prepare nori salt: Heat a medium skillet over high heat. Toast nori, turning once halfway, until dry and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Coarsely tear into pieces and place in a spice grinder. Pulse in short bursts into a coarse powder. Transfer to a bowl. Toast white and black sesame seeds in the pan over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sesame seeds, crushed red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the nori; stir to combine.

  • To prepare salad: Combine tomatoes, plums, scallions (or spring onions) and cilantro in a large bowl. Pour the reserved dressing over the mixture and gently stir to combine.

  • Transfer the salad to a platter. Sprinkle with half the nori salt. Garnish with flaky sea salt and/or serve with the remaining nori salt, if desired.

Tips

To make ahead: Store nori salt (Step 2) airtight for up to 1 week.

Tips: Look for pungent fish sauce, made from salted fermented fish, with other Asian ingredients. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce in our nutritional analyses--it's widely available and lower in sodium than other brands. Unhulled black sesame seeds are nuttier and more aromatic than their hulled white counterparts. Use them as a garnish, in granola or to crust meat or fish. Find them in Asian markets and specialty grocers.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 268 mg sodium. 420 mg potassium; 11.6 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 2.5 g protein; 1532 IU vitamin a iu; 23 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 29 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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