Cucumber Salad

WITHOUT SKIN
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups thinly-sliced cucumbers
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Chives – optional
Crushed red pepper flakes – optional

Preparation:

Clean cucumbers, cut lengthwise, remove seeds, and use a sharp knife to slice cucumbers into thin half-moons. You can leave or remove skin. You can scrapte the seeds out with a spoon, melon baller or teaspoon.  
In a large bowl, combine cucumbers and salt; mix well.
Add sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil; mix well.
Sprinkle with sesame seed and mix. If you enjoy chives and/or crushed red pepper flakes, they are both perfect additions to this salad. Let marinate for 20 minutes before serving.
NOTE: If you desire, drain off some of the vinegar mixture before serving.
Inspired by: Spago
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