Fresh Tomato, Ginger & Jalapeno Sauce

  • 1 pt cherry tomatoes or 4 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 knob ginger (1 inch)
  • ¼ jalapeno, seeded (take a nibble, use more or less)
  • 1 lime, zest & juice
  • s/p to taste

Blend all ingredients. 

This seemingly delicate sauce packs a punch. It’s best with light, mild salad greens like romaine hearts, bibb lettuce, green leaf, butter lettuce, etc… with radish, cucumbers, daikon or jicama. Add mint and/or cilantro and the salad becomes Southeast Asian in flavor.

I use this sauce for daikon rolls; mandolin thin sheets of daikon, julienne cucumber, carrots, yellow or orange bell pepper, add a sprig of cilantro and mint. Roll and serve with sauce on the side.