Cucumber with Sesame Seeds is such a simple salad but a great small side dish. It takes literally no time to make it. The only tip here is to pound cucumbers with a pestle or a rolling pin to break them apart instead of cutting with a knife. Having a rough surface on the cucumbers makes seasonings adhere well.
Salt is the main seasoning in this dish, but sesame oil and seeds have such a strong and delicious aroma that you don’t really need anything else. If you want one more thing for your dinner on a busy week day, this is the one to try!
- 2 Japanese cucumbers (or 1 large hot house cucumber)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- Pound cucumbers hard with a pestle or a rolling pin. Break them apart at the cracks by hand.
- In a bowl, rub the cucumber pieces with salt, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.