Cucumber Mint Salad with Chives and Sesame

This is a beautiful spring salad with fresh, bright, green flavors.  It can be customized any number of ways by substituting your favorite herbs.  It’s a wonderful side salad for a spa party or reception.  Don’t make it too far ahead, however — the cucumber ribbons tend to wilt after a time.

Cucumber Mint Salad
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Recipes: Salads
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 1 large cucumber, chilled
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 drops sesame oil
Method
  1. Wash and dry a large cucumber, and shave it into ribbons on a mandolin. Pat the ribbons dry as you work.
  2. Tear a sprig of mint into small pieces.
  3. Whisk a few drops of sesame oil into rice wine vinegar.
  4. Toss cucumber with vinegar, mint leaves, seeds, and chives
  5. Serve immediately
Notes
Add a teaspoon of olive oil if you prefer a fuller fat dressing.

Photo credit:  Apolonia

April 8, 2014 |

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