Some of the best flavors come from the simplest of recipes and this is one of them.  Last week I shared the delicious Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado, Soy, Ginger, & Lime Sauce.  Today, I am sharing the side dish that I made with that…a super easy Asian Cucumber Salad compliments of the Food Network. The only change I made is that I used a ginger paste (found in the produce section in your grocery store) instead of the pickled ginger and I actually mixed that in with the sauce.  It was amazing!

Asian Cucumber Salad from the Food Network
Asian Cucumber Salad from the Food Network

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 pd English Cucumbers, thinly sliced (the thinner the better)
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Red Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

Directions

Mix rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, kosher salt, and ginger paste in a medium bowl.
Creating a tangy Asian sauce
Creating a tangy Asian sauce
Toss with sliced cucumbers, scallions, cilantro, red jalapeno and sesame seeds.
Cucumbers are added in with the sauce and it's time to marinate!
Cucumbers are added in with the sauce and it’s time to marinate!
Allow to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour and serve!
The perfect side dish!
The perfect side dish!
Look how pretty that looks with the tuna dish!
Look how pretty that looks with the tuna dish!
Bottom Line:  This is the perfect side dish when you are craving something light on the side.  It goes well with everything from Asian cuisine to outdoor BBQ’s!  Try it out in your kitchen!  I am Chef Frankie…Always in the kitchen, having fun, and cooking with wild abandonment!

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/asian-cucumber-salad.html#!?oc=linkback

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