One of our favorite summer side dishes is a simple cucumber salad with bottled Italian dressing that sometimes includes some tomatoes or onions. I’d say we probably have this 3-4 nights a week. But let’s face it, sometimes the same old same old gets boring, right? Enter this yummy recipe for cucumber salad with some great Asian flavors! We had this with Sesame Teriyaki Chicken and it made for a great dinner. The best part is it only took an extra 2 minutes or so to mix up the dressing for this salad, so I’m certain we’ll see this frequently at our dinner table. Enjoy!
Sesame -Miso Cucumber Salad
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (I forgot these, but will definitely add next time!)
2 tablespoons white miso (soybean paste) or lower-sodium soy sauce (I used soy sauce)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
4 cups thinly sliced seeded cucumber
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cucumber; toss to coat.