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.




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