This simple cucumber salad is an incredibly easy last-minute dish to put together for any summer gathering or even just a quick lunch. The unique flavor combinations are not commonly found in most western barbecue culinary palettes and will be an interesting twist to add to your next party or picnic.
|2 tbsp||black sesame seeds|
|1 tbsp||tamari (soy sauce)|
|1 tbsp||sesame oil|
|1 tbsp||rice vinegar|
|1 tbsp||minced garlic|
|1 tbsp||minced ginger|
Using a mandolin, slice the cucumbers into thin slices (or use a sharp knife). Place them into a colander and sprinkle a good amount of salt. Leave for 15 minutes.
Rinse and pat dry. This step helps remove excess liquid from the cucumber. Toast the sesame seeds in a pan for a couple of minutes. Dress the cucumbers and top them with the sesame seeds and some chopped cilantro. Enjoy this salad as is or chilled!