I had purchased too much cucumber when I set out to make the gazpacho the other day, and so have been looking for a refreshing way to enjoy yummy cool refreshing cucumber. I kept coming across various salads (like this one!) involving a simple quick preparation method using sesame, and decided to give it a try. I ended up using this Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe from Chow, though I did add in some soy sauce (well, tamari cause soy sauce isn’t GF) as well. Nice and basic, easy and quick. Which is just the type of thing I was looking for.
I love the flavor of toasted sesame, and the sesame blends greatly with the cucumber. It’s really just a great combination, so if you get a chance, do try it!
I never figured out why you need to soak cucumbers in salt water, or if that really makes much of a difference. But I still did, just in case, ha. If I ever find out or someone can answer that for me, I’d really like to know.