The vinaigrette is made with salty soy sauce, but before serving, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt to add texture to the fresh tomatoes. This is probably the easiest side dish you'll come across this summer, but don't let its ease fool you—it's absolutely packed with fresh, seasonal flavor.
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Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Cucumber Spread
Always use a serrated knife, which cuts through the tomato's skin without damaging flesh and losing juice. These savory sandwiches are great for a casual summer cocktail party. Just slice in half to make handling just a bit easier—especially if guests are also juggling a cocktail glass.
A robust cousin of Sriracha, gochujang is a spicy-sweet fermented chili paste used in Korean dishes. Here it adds depth of flavor to a Korean-style barbecue sauce. Find it in the Asian section of supermarkets or Walmart.