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    Japanese Cucumber Salad

    This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.

    Ingredients

    • 2 medium cucumbers, or 1 large English cucumber
    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food processor or sharp knife, cut into very thin slices. Place in a double layer of paper towel and squeeze gently to remove any excess moisture.
    Step 2
    Combine vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, stirring to dissolve. Add the cucumbers and sesame seeds; toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

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