Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad

Those who know me, know I love spicy foods!  If you aren't a spice lover then you can always omit the jalapeno and it will still be fabulous :)  This was inspired by your traditional cucumber and red onion salad but with a twist.  You will need:

1 Tbsp. rice wine or white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. Sesame oil
2 tsp. Soy sauce
3 small kirby cucumbers, sliced and seeds taken out
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced thin with seeds and veins taken out
1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion
2-3 cloves crushed garlic
salt/pepper to taste

In a small dish combine vinegar, oil, soy sauce and crushed garlic.  Mix well.  Next, add the sliced cucumbers (I like to cut my slices in half, so they look like half moons), sliced jalapenos, and sliced red onions.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Toss so all the ingredients are coated in the sauce.  Let chill for 1 to 2 hours.  This is great as a side dish or added to a steak salad!  Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment