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.