This salad dressing is oil-free and is delicious as is, though a sparing drizzle of toasted sesame oil wouldn't hurt, if you're so inclined.
2 teaspoons fish sauce, or to taste
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
3 large or 4 medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 seedless English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh Thai or regular basil, cut into a chiffonade 
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Whisk together the fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the sliced tomato, cucumber, scallions, and jalapeño, basil, and cilantro; gently toss to coat.
- Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables
- Serves 4