Cucumbers with Sesame Seed Miso Dressing

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 1, 2011.

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Ingredients:

Cucumbers with Sesame Seed Miso Dressing

  • 2 medium Japanese cucumbers
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground sesame seed
  • 1 tablespoon miso (Japanese fermented soybean paste)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Cut cucumbers in lengthwise halves. Cut diagonally into 1/8-inch slices, leaving the slices intact by not cutting through the cucumbers. Turn cucumber halves and cut 1 inch pieces at right angles. Lightly salt cucumber pieces and let stand for 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients, add to cucumbers, and toss lightly with mix. Chill. Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
40 calories, 1.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein

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