I recall a lot of people asking recently what they can do with over ripe cucumbers (you know, the ones that get to be the side of your forearm because you’ve left on the vine too long). Well…I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe.
It’s a sesame cucumber salad that takes about 5 minutes to make and is oh so yummy. It has a fresh taste and is still satisfying. Eat it as a snack, which is what I did, or pair it with an Asian inspired dinner. I’ve added my own recipe & some rough photos below.
– 2 large cucumbers; sliced, diced, or spiralized
– 2 T sesame oil
– 2 T rice (wine) vinegar
– 1 T honey
– 1 t salt
– red pepper flakes to taste
– sesame seeds to taste
– La Choy Chow Mein noodles (I added these for an extra crunch)
1. Slice, dice, or spiralize your cucumbers. If you are spiralizing or noodle-izing them (which is what I did via mandolin), be sure to remove the center seeds and gooey parts.
2. Place cucumbers in a large tupperware bowl with lid.
3. Add all ingredients EXCEPT for sesame seeds and chow mein noodles.
4. Put lid on the bowl and shake for a minute or two, until the ingredients are well mixed and the cucumbers are coated with the tasty sauce.
5. When you’re ready to serve, dish out into bowls and add the chow mein noodles; mix them into the salad.
6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and eat up!