Tomato Salad with “Shiso” Dressing
“Ao-Jiso” is one of the most popular Japanese fresh herbs.
Perilla frutescens var. crispa is called “Shiso” in Japanese, which is a member of the mint family. There are two types, the green “Ao-Jiso” and the red “Aka-Jiso”.
– “Aka-Jiso”is used mostly to give their color to “Umeboshi” and “Beni-Shoga”.
– “Ao-Jiso” has many uses at table.
Suffice it to say that they have a hint of basil and spearmint.
is a perilla (Perilla frutescens var. crispa). 紫蘇（しそ） literally “purple resuscitation”
is a green perilla, which has many uses at table. 青紫蘇（あおじそ） literally “blue purple resuscitation”
is a red perilla, which is used mostly to give their color to “Umeboshi” and “Beni-Shoga”. 赤紫蘇（あかじそ） literally “red purple resuscitation”