Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe

 Today we are getting an ice storm.  It looks like this weather will be hanging around for a while.


This morning I made the Asian Cucumber salad for my daughter's event.  This will be served in a cup with a meatball baked in Cherry chipotle BBQ sauce on top of it.
 This is an easy, refreshing salad that will last for days in the fridge. I will give you the recipe for one salad since I made about 5 times that much.  Thinly slice 2 large English cucumbers, sprinkle them with salt and let them sit in a colander for about 15 minutes.  Rinse with cold water and drain.

Thinly slice 1 red pepper.  In  a bowl, mix 1/4 C. of rice vinegar, a dash of fish sauce, 2 T. sesame oil, 1 tsp. of honey and some red pepper flakes.  Use as many flakes as you like.  I only used a small amount so these would not be too spicy.
I put them in  a ziplock bag in a bowl so I can turn them over occasionally, allowing them to marinate evenly.  This is a good summertime picnic recipe since it has no mayonnaise in it.

Comments

Joy said…
Yum! This looks delicious...very similar to my Asian pickles I like to use on top of my noodle dishes. :-)
Patty Woodland said…
Sounds yummy. I'll have to keep it in mind for when the cucumbers come in
Barbara F. said…
I am so making these, I will munch on them as a snack since I am strictly watching my diet! xo
Looks nice and I think it tastes even better :-)

We're having a storm at the moment and it will stay for a couple of days, thankfully we'll miss most of the snow :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Glad to see you post.

Here, we are to get 100% snow tonight, and 100% ice pellets on tues. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Poor Teddy! ,-)
Laurie said…
this sounds lovely light and refreshing, thats a whole lot of cucumbers!
Nellie said…
What a tasty idea with the meatball!
TARYTERRE said…
The ice here was terrible on the cars today. Hope yours wasn't as bad. The cucumber salad sounds tasty.
Looks delicious I also like the idea of using it as a summer salad! Hope your daughter enjoys her last event!
Deb said…
I made this yesterday and it was loved by all, including vegetable-finicky teenagers. Many thanks!
luckybunny said…
I'd love this, know that. Will make it for sure!
jody said…
another yum! reminds me of a kimchi cucumber i make! i bet its wonderful with the meatballs...! congrats to your daughter! i bet shes beyond excited, happy ect!!