Asian inspired cucumber salad with sesame seeds

Asian inspired cucumber salad with sesame seeds

It is really hot in the city in the summer. So to change from my amazing cucumber in sour cream that I love, I made this asian inspired salad with a lot of good things and even a little chili to spice things up !

What do you like to cook when it gets really hot? I love a good fresh salad with grilled meat or roasted chicken (but turning the oven on is real hard those days!).

Asian inspired cucumber salad with sesame seeds (serves 2-3) :

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1/2 fresh chili (optional)

Wash and slice the cucumber as thin as possible. Put it in a colander, add a tsp of salt. Massage the slices with salt using your hands until well combined.

Let it sit for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, grate the garlic. Add in a bowl : garlic, oil, vinegar, soy sauce and about a tablespoon of sesame seeds. Add the sliced chili if using.

Drain the cucumber and press gently with your hands to get rid of excess water.

Add cucumber in a serving bowl, pour sauce over and mix well. Decorate with a few more sesame seeds.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.