MARINATED CUCUMBER SALAD
To a large bowl add: 1/2 cup rice vinegar. 1 Tablespoon water. 3 Tablespoon soy sauce. 1 Tablespoon sugar. 3 teaspoons sesame oil. Whisk. Add 3 cucumbers. seeded. sliced into half moon shapes. Toss gently. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Toss every so often.
After a while the cucumbers will take on a darker color from the marinade and that is what you want. When you give them a toss just keep bringing the bottom ones to the top so they all get a good soak in the marinade. Don’t slice too thin.
The original recipe came from: Valerie’s Home Cooking. You can get her recipe from her web site. I made a few adjustments for us. If you don’t have sesame oil, you will need to get it for this recipe. It has a unique flavor and you really should add it. It is a little on the high price side but a little goes a long way and it stores well in the pantry. Also less cost to get the regular cukes rather than the seedless. Just seed them yourself. I made the marinade ahead of time in a mason jar. Just give a good shake before adding to cukes.
This is a most flavorful most refreshing side dish. Make it in the morning and it will be ready to go for dinner. Great for those warmer months. Enjoy!