I have mentioned previously about my obsession with cucumber cocktails…but I failed to mention that I am pretty much just obsessed with cucumbers in general. I am the only one in my house that likes them, and I can easily eat an entire cucumber in one sitting – easily. I love how easily they take on a marinade – and how just a little bit of seasoning can go a long way.
I remember when we lived in Denver (the sunniest place on earth) and my husband was just in the beginning stages of his gardening passion – he would basically grow anything. He decided to try cucumbers, and little did he know they would grow like weeds. He hates cucumbers, so luckily for me, I had loads of them all summer long. He tried to eat them and tried to like them, but just couldn’t do it. That was the last year we grew cucumbers – he decided he couldn’t waste the space on something he didn’t like. Also – aside from eating them raw, I have to admit, zucchini is much more versatile. You can bake, cook, roast, grill, pretty much do anything with zucchini – they are just as easy to grow – and my husband loves them.
I saw this recipe in Cooking Light – and it looked so good, I had to make it – and eat it – all of it – by myself. It was really no trouble though, the entire dish was gone in a matter of minutes. It was super easy – and would be delicious alongside some grilled chicken or steak. So give it a try, and don’t be like me – wait a day before eating – it actually gets better the longer you wait…
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 4 cups thinly sliced seeded cucumber
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cucumber; toss to coat.
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11 thoughts on “Sesame-Soy Cucumber Salad”
I love this! Fresh, healthy, flavorful.
This sounds wonderful – and like a great side dish for summer grilling. I know hubby doesn’t like cucumbers, but the kids might with these seasonings. I’m going to have to see…
Just found your blog! This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it!
Love the name of your blog!!
These look awesome! I think they may be similar to the cucumber appetizer that’s served often times at Korean restaurants, and that would be awesome because I love those! Thanks for sharing!
P.s. Tell your husband to plant lots of cucumbers again and then make pickles! Everyone likes pickles!
A perfect side dish with my favourite veggie. Yes, please!
Yum! I saw this, but ended up making the Greek version of the salad that the magazine gave. I’ll have to try this one sometime!
This cucumber salad sounds refreshing for a light summer lunch.
It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin’ we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
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I tried it and now it is one of my absolute favorite side-dishes for me and my family. Thank you for this great easy healthy recipe!
Thanks, I am so glad you liked it!!