August 15, 2022

Recipe: Sesame Cucumber Salad

Simple and satisfying!

Cucumbers with sesame seeds in white bowl with fork.

Stir up a simple salad for a light summer side dish! Cucumbers are more than 90% water, making them an ultimate superfood for beauty. Cucumbers are abundant in silica, too, a trace mineral that may actually increase skin elasticity and help keep you looking young.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 bunch chives, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Combine vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add cucumbers, chives and sesame seeds.
  3. Mix well and serve.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 100
Total fat: 4.5 g
Saturated fat: .5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 105 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 12 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 4 g

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