How To Make Cucumber Salad

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe













EASY CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE
Try this easy cucumber salad recipe....great for starters !

CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tb red wine vinegar
  • 5 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1 Tb brown sugar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, according to taste
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 scallions (green onion, spring onion), thinly chopped

CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Peel the cucumbers if desired. Cut in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds in the middle. Cut diagonally into thin slices, no more than 1/2-inch thick.
2. Lay the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave for at least 1 hour and pat dry with paper towels, squeezing out any excess water.
Note: To help drain more water from the cucumbers, I weighed them down with 2 resealable plastic bags about 3/4 full with water. You can also use a saucer to weigh down the cucumbers.
3. While desalting the cucumbers, in a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Whisk in the sugar and crushed red pepper. Simmer the dressing over very low heat for 2 – 3 minutes, (this allows the flavors to blend).
4. Remove the cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels, squeezing out any excess water.
5. Place the cucumbers in a large bowl and add the red bell pepper and chopped scallion. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss, cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving, (preferably longer). Toss the salad in the dressing again before serving. And the cucumber salad is ready to serve....great tasty salad. Nice !
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