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Asian Sesame-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Asian Sesame-Cucumber Salad
Difficulty: Easy |

A crisp, refreshing, and quick side salad.

This recipe was featured as part of our Chinese New Year Dishes for Valentine’s Day photo gallery.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. 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.
  2. Toast white sesame seeds in a dry skillet until they’re golden brown. Whisk together rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Rinse the cucumber slices thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Toss the cucumbers with the dressing and toasted sesame seeds and serve.