Sweet & Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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It’s cucumber season!  The farmers’ markets will be overflowing with cucumbers these next few weeks!

I’ve always wanted to make real fermented pickles, but can’t seem to get my act together!  Besides from making kombucha I’m a little afraid of the whole fermentation process.  I had a disastrous attempt last year with a fermented cabbage slaw.  So until I gain the confidence to tackle it again these quick and easy cucumbers will have to do!

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Sweet & Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

The best recipe for Sweet & Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Italian, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 189kcal
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 red jalapeno pepper diced (optional)
  • sesame seeds for garnish
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Instructions

  • Thinly slice cucumbers. (I used a mandolin for uniform thin slices)
  • In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, red onion, cilantro and optional jalapeño pepper.
  • Wisk together rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, agave and salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss to coat.
  • Let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors blend.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy 🙂

Notes

Since I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep Noah away from this salad I left the jalapeño out…hence no red pepper in the photo!  We simply had a sweet sesame cucumber salad last night  🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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