Lasary (recipe follows) is a specialty of the highlands of Madagascar, where it is enjoyed as a side dish or maybe as a topping on a baguette sandwich. Tomatoes and green onions join forces in this fresh, simple, tasty salad.
adapted from the University of Pennsylvania’s Africa Cookbook project
- 1 large green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp Tapatio hot sauce
All ingredients were put into a bowl and stirred to combine:
The bowl was covered and refrigerated while we prepared the rest of our Malagasy meal.
If this recipe seems easy, it is. A more complicated version was found on Youtube; the entire video detailing its preparation was over half a minute long:
As an elegant side dish, lasary was a welcome addition to our Malagasy table.