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