This salad came about because I had a friend who loved cucumbers marinated in a toasted sesame oil dressing enough to want it several times a week and I preferred a few more flavors combined with the cucumbers and sesame oil.
It is the sesame oil that gives such a strong flavor to this dressing/salad. It will be the reason many love it but if it's too strong for you then cut the sesame oil back to a few drops and replace most of the Tablespoon with a good salad oil.
This salad makes a nice alternative to the many different cabbage salads/slaws especially when combined with left over rotisserie chicken, shrimp, or fish and stuffed in a taco or lettuce wrap.
Homemade chili oil is much better than store bought and takes moments to make. —David
cucumber, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2 " pieces
radishes, cut in half and sliced
sweet summer corn (off the cob)
red bell pepper, diced
shallots, cut in half and sliced
Szechuan pepper, coarsely ground
toasted sesame seeds
bunch cilantro leaves
In This Recipe
Combine vegetables. Combine dressing ingredients. Combine everything and sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro