THAI CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SESAME GINGER DRESSING

Some of the best pleasures in life are the simple ones, like this refreshing and light Thai Cucumber Salad. It comes together in less than 5 minutes, so you won’t have to miss any second of that sacred summer sunshine!

THAI CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SESAME GINGER DRESSING

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large English cucumber, finely sliced lengthwise with a mandoline or vegetable peeler
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • A few cilantro (or parsley) leaves

SESAME GINGER DRESSING:

  • 1 small (about 1 inch) square piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

INSTRUCTIONS
MAKE THE DRESSING:
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the ginger, lime zest and juice, sesame oil, olive oil and soy sauce and whisk until emulsified. Reserve.
ASSEMBLING THE SALAD:
  • In a serving bowl, toss the cucumbers with the prepared dressing. Top with the sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and cilantro leaves.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate to marinate for a couple of hours.