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This Sesame Cucumber Salad combines cucumber, radishes and shrimp together in a toasted sesame oil. A light and healthy lunch option!
I never knew I could get so excited about cucumbers. CUCUMBERS. They’re not even the best vegetable. Or, at least I didn’t think they were until this salad! I mean, I’ve always been a fan, but rarely have I found myself indulging in a recipe where CUKES steal the show. If you’re looking for a healthy but supaaaa tasty way to eat cucumbers, this is it.
In fact, I actually ended up eating the entire salad myself. It’s a pretty decent size—definitely a good portion for two people—but it was one of those ‘ya snooze, ya lose’ type situations for Miguel. Sorry not sorry at all.
I mentioned last week that we are moving into our new apartment August 1 but that we have to be out of our current apartment by the 31st. Miguel and I both thought we could work something out—either stay in our current apartment until the 1st or move into our new apartment a day early, but as life would have it, that is not the case. Thank you, life. So, plan B is to get a moving truck and pack up all of our stuff and then stay with a friend for a night while our stuff stays in the truck. Not ideal, but it’s do-able. Man do I love moving. And by “love”, I obviously mean hate.
I think the reason I hate moving is because I’ve been doing it every year since I was 18, which is crazy! When I was in college I would move from dorm to dorm to apartment to other apartment and then I graduated and Miguel and I have already moved twice and this will be our third move. I’m not trying to sound whine-y, but I do think moving has the potential to be a fun thing if done not so frequently. Perhaps one day I shall know that feeling.
For now, I will sit in my apartment that is no longer going to be my apartment in just a few short weeks and stuff my face with cucumbers. Problem solved!
This salad combines cucumbers, radishes, onion, and shrimp (optional, but obviously recommended if you’re a seafood lover like myself), and is drizzled with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a super tasty salad! I used sesame oil AND toasted sesame oil–two different oils with different taste (both delicious of course!) The photos don’t do it justice because all of the oil went to the bottom of the bowl, but everything was covered in oil at one point. SO GOOD.
This is a great lunch option in my opinion—just throw it into a container and eat it on you lunch break. It would also be a great recipe to double or triple and take to a family gathering. ….because why bring cake or cookies when you could be THAT person who brings cucumber salad? Mhmmmm. Nom away, friends!
- 3 cups cucumbers thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup radishes
- 1/2 cup shrimp
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- Thaw shrimp and set aside (make sure you buy cooked shrimp, not raw).
- Slice cucumbers and radishes and dice onion and place in a bowl; add shrimp*, sesame seeds and cilantro.
- Pour dressing overtop and mix well.