This one came to us over the airwaves, via my husband’s favorite drive time radio announcer, who had it at a local restaurant. We’ve long since forgotten which restaurant, but I must share. You will need
- Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Soy Sauce
First, peel the cucumber (or more than one if you have a crowd) or don’t, or partly peel it–your call depending on the flavor and thickness of the skin. Then slice the cucumber thin and place the slices in a single layer in a shallow dish.
Next, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on the sliced cucumber.
Finally, sprinkle soy sauce over the top, to taste. Serve immediately. Your cucumber will quickly absorb that soy sauce, especially if you have sliced it very thin. We’ve found it’s best to dress this salad shortly before eating. You could also do this as a ribbon salad, and you could add just a touch of rice vinegar. We like to serve this with sushi, but you can have it with burgers just as easily. It’s a nice, cooling summer salad and a great way to deal with a garden overflowing with cukes!