Cucumber salad

Prep: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
An Asian-inspired dish, this cucumber salad is the perfect accompaniment to Thai curries

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal139
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sugar
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  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp dashi, see how, below left
  • 1 large cucumber

Method

  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until golden, then crush 40g with the sugar using a pestle and mortar. Mix well with the soy sauce and dashi until you have a smooth dressing.

  2. Cut the cucumber down the centre lengthways. Using a teaspoon, remove and discard the seeds. Cut into batons about 6cm long. Stir the dressing through, then sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds.

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