Cucumber Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Cucumber Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large English cucumber, finely sliced lengthwise with a mandoline or vegetable peeler
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • A few cilantro (or parsley) leaves
Sesame Ginger Dressing:
  • 1 small (about 1 inch) square piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the dressing:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the ginger, lime zest and juice, sesame oil, olive oil and soy sauce and whisk until emulsified. Reserve.
Assembling the salad:
  1. In a serving bowl, toss the cucumbers with the prepared dressing. Top with the sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and cilantro leaves.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate to marinate for a couple of hours.
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