Arguably the best side dish for Hawaiian food, Lomi Lomi Salmon is a staple to have with Poi, Lau Lau, Kalua Pig, and other main dishes. Trying to explain Lomi Lomi to people from California usually entails telling them that it’s sort of like Pico de Gallo, but with some Salted Salmon. This has been one of my favorite foods to enjoy at family gatherings and Hawaiian restaurants and will continue to be one of the things I miss most about Hawaiian food.
- Half-pound salted salmon
- Two medium tomatoes
- One large sweet onion
- Six stalks green onion
- Dice all the ingredients (salted salmon, tomatoes, onions, and green onions) separately. You want small, bite-sized pieces.
- Put it all together into a big bowl.
- Lomi aka gently knead the ingredients together until well mixed. There is no need to salt or season because the salmon is already salted.
- Eat and enjoy!
-Adam O'Leary, '22