Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Asian Sesame-Cucumber Salad



Ingredients:

3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
1/2 sweet onion, finely sliced
1/4 cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp kosher salt
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp teaspoon sugar
3/4 tsp pepper
1  tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

Peel and seed cucumbers and cut on the diagonal into thin slices. Toss the cucumber pieces with kosher salt, transfer to a colander, and let drain for 1 hour.
Whisk together rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Rinse the cucumber slices thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Toss the cucumbers, onions and cilantro with the dressing and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.