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Cucumber Salad

Often used in Indian and Asian cooking, sesame oil comes in two varieties: regular and toasted. Toasted sesame oil has a richer, more pronounced flavor.

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  • Servings: 4
Cucumber Salad

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 English cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together canola oil, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Add cucumber and scallions and toss to combine.


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