Cucumber salad

Cucumber salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal139
fat8g
saturates1g
carbs5g
sugars4g
fibre2g
protein12g
salt1.4g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
DASHI

Dashi, a fish- and kelp-based stock, is used in Japanese cooking for miso soup and noodle broths. Buy it at ocado.com or in Waitrose – or use fish stock in its place.

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