Cucumber Sesame Salad

Cucumber Sesame Salad

This easy-to-make salad is great when served alone or with chilled soba noodles.

  • 4 cucumbers
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp date paste


Cut the cucumber lengthwise into thick strips. Place them into a bowl and set aside.

Place the soy sauce, rice vinegar and date paste into a small container with a secure lid. Put the lid on and shake to create the vinaigrette dressing. Pour the vinaigrette over the cucumber, toss to coat, cover and marinate for 1 hour, stirring once or twice.

Just before serving, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds on top.

Serves 6-8