Hereвs another cucumber salad; this one goes particularly well with Asian meals. This is a very simple salad with a delicious, piquant sauce. You could improvise by substituting for one of the cucumbers a red bell pepper or some crisp snow peas, if you’d like.

SERVES 4

DRESSING

1 tablespoon tamari or other soy sauce

1 tablespoon Chinese rice vinegar (or white vinegar)

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoonsВ Asian sesame oilimage

Dash Tabasco

3 medium cucumbers

  1. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Discard the seeds. Slice the cucumbers ВЅ inch thick.
  3. Add to the dressing and toss very well. Serve immediately, or chill and let marinate for up to 2 hours. Don’t marinate any longer or the cucumbers will get soggy.