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Cucumber Salad


This cool salad has a spicy, pickled flavor.

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  • Servings: 4

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.

Cook's Notes

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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