Cucumber Sesame Salad

Recipe

◦1 lb cucumbers, thinly sliced in half moons
◦1/2 tsp kosher salt
◦4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
◦1 Tbsp soy sauce
◦2 tsp mirin**
◦2 tsp grated fresh ginger
◦1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
◦1/2 Tbsp black sesame seeds***
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**Or substitute sugar.

***Regular sesame seeds will work, too, but the black ones provide a great visual effect.

1.In a colander, toss together 1 lb cucumbers, thinly sliced in half moons and 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Let drain over a bowl for at least 10 minutes.
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2.Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together 4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar,
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1 Tbsp soy sauce,
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2 tsp mirin,
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2 tsp grated fresh ginger,
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and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes.
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3.Gently squeeze the cucumbers to remove excess water, then transfer to a medium bowl and toss with the dressing.
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4.Sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp black sesame seeds,
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and toss briefly to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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