Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Asian Sesame-Cucumber Salad



This is one of my favorite salads to make because it is so light, refreshing and easy! It pairs well with pretty much anything and with the sweet and sour flavors it will be a delight to your taste buds. I hope you enjoy as much as we do...Enjoy!

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 (you can add more if you like it a little more sour)
1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp teaspoon sugar (you can add more if you like it sweeter)
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.