92Cucumber & Red Onion Salad1 red onion1/2 English cucumber, sliced3 tsp rice vinegar, or white vinegar2 tsp sugarProcedure1 Thinly slice red onion into rings. Pour one kettle of boiling water over onions to make them wilt. Drain excess water. Toss onion with cucumber, sugarand vinegar. Chill.
93Easy Tomato Salad2 tbsp olive oil2 scallions, minced3 fist-sized medium tomatoes (ripe but firm)Freshly ground black pepper & non-iodized salt(optional)Procedure1 Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions, and sauté for about 4-5minutes, or until the scallions are wilted. Set aside tocool for about 10 minutes.2 Meanwhile, cut the tomatoes in half; squeeze out and discard the seeds. Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized chunks, and place them in a medium-sizedglass or ceramic bowl.3 Pour the scallions and oil over the tomatoes; add a dash of pepper and non-iodized salt if desired. Stir gently and serve right away at room temperature,or cover tightly.