You Say Tomato…! First Place Winner: Crunchy Lomi Salad

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First Place in the Salads Category

Recipe submitted by Leonora Tsukayama of Hilo

Crunchy Lomi Salad

1 package (ready cubed) salted salmon (rinsed and drained)
1 bunch (1/2 pound) pipinola (*) shoots (selected tender parts, cut into 1/4 inch lengths)
1/2 pound string beans (cut at a slant 1-1/4 inches long)
1 medium (young) pipinola (*) fruit (cut 1/4 sq x 1-1/4 inches long, soak in cold water to rinse off sticky sap)
5 large Roma tomatoes (diced)
1 medium sweet onion, (diced)

Sauce (mix together and set aside)
1 Tablespoon fish sauce (patis)
1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
1 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil

In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Place vegetables separately until par boiling is done. Remove vegetable and place in cold water to stop cooking process.

Par boiling time:
Pipinola shoots 1 minute
String beans 2 minutes
Pipinola fruit 3 minutes 

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Marinate for an hour or over night before serving.

Serves 20 +

(*) Sonia’s note: Pipinola is also known as chayote squash or mirliton


(c) Sonia R. Martinez is a Gather Food Correspondent.
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