It's the perfect complement to any Asian meal, and it takes MINUTES to make - trust me!
Sesame Cucumber Salad
As per the usual, this has no measurements - everything will be drizzled. If you want to go nuts you can whisk the dressing in advance (I'll put some amounts below for you anal folks), but it's not really necessary, I promise!
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Ponzu
- 1 tablespoon Sushi Seasoning/vinegar
First, you'll slice the onion and cucumber very thinly - about 1/2 small onion for 1/2 large cucumber is a good ration, but use whatever amounts you like!
Put the veggies in a shallow dish - if you do that you won't have to stir them as often as if you but them in a deep bowl. You want all the cucumbers to absorb the delicious dressing!
To the cucumbers, drizzle in ponzu then sushi vinegar.
The ponzu and sushi seasoning will come about 1/4 inch from the bottom of the dish - obviously use more seasonings if you're making this for a big group.
Last, drizzle on a teeny bit of sesame oil - it's strong!
That's just delicious! Now, marinate this in the fridge for 10-30 minutes while you make the rest of whatever super simple meal you're working on!
Toss the cucumbers around once while they're marinating if you think of it. If you forget, life won't end. I promise.
Right before serving, sprinkle the cucumber salad with sesame seeds. I like to serve it in small bowls on the side of the meal so everyone gets lots of dressing, but you could serve this over lettuce, cabbage, or right next to some plain rice and grilled chicken!
You'll LOVE this, trust me!