Asian Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing and vibrant in flavor. So quick and easy to prepare, it makes a great side to any meal - from your weekend grill out to an intimate sit down dinner.
Asian Cucumber Salad is a quick, easy and healthy recipe that is so versatile, it is perfect as an appetizer or side dish. Using only a handful of ingredients and spices, this dish can be whipped up within minutes. My one tip would be to avoid inexpensive soy sauces and go for good quality ones instead. A premium brand soy sauce that I really like and use often is Lee Kum Kee's Double Fermented Light Soy Sauce. It is naturally brewed and has an amazingly rich color and taste. The double fermentation process results in a flavor that has the delectable aroma of soy and not just empty saltiness.
With the summer weather that we have been experiencing here in Houston, this refreshing salad helps beat the heat and will definitely be a frequent dish in our household.
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Asian Cucumber Salad
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
1 Cucumber (approx. 1 lb)
2 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1/4 to 1/2 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (more if you prefer a spicy version)
1 Large Sprig of Spring Onion (chopped)
1/2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
Dash of White Pepper Powder
1. Thinly slice the cucumbers and set aside
2. In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, light soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, chopped spring onions, sesame seeds and white pepper powder. Mix well.
3. In a medium bowl, toss the sliced cucumbers with the salad dressing.
4. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with more chopped spring onions and sesame seeds.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.