Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cucumber Salad with Sweet Thai Chili Vinaigrette








Another excuse to use my new spiral machine*. You don't need to spiral the cucumbers for this recipe.  
Life's Ambrosia   sliced the cucumbers.

Next time I make it I'll use a red onion. I also didn't have sesame oil so subbed sunflower and added some toasted sesame seeds.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sweet Thai chili sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil ( used sunflower oil)
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
Kosher salt to taste
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
Sesame seeds (toasted and sprinkle on salad)

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together rice vinegar, sweet Thai chili sauce, sesame oil, sugar, granulated garlic and salt.

Place cucumber ( either sliced or spirals) and onion in another bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over and toss to coat.

 Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Toss once more before serving and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

* Gabe asked me if I liked the Paderno Spiral- Vegetable Slicer. I love it but do have a issue with it. 

Works great with zucchini and cucumbers and I love sweet potato and wanted to see how it worked on them- no problem. Carrots- NO.  The blade which I used to spiral would not lift out. Gabe had to get it out for me. There was no way I could lift it out.

He did get it out so I could clean it but won't do carrots again.

43 comments:

  1. OK...I got my gift card in the mail-now I'm gonna be watching Amazon to see when I can get a good price on one of those gizmos. I was telling Bob about it last night and asked him if he'd eat zucchini "pasta"........he said "As long as there's some kind of sauce on it." Typical Bob-stuff has to have "sauce" or "gravy" or he's not a happy camper.

    Thanks for the heads up on the machine Linda-that's good to know.

    And that salad looks really good-I'm glad to see you're having lots of fun with your new kitchen "toy". I hope I will be too very soon. :)

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    1. Carol- I love the way it did sweet potatoes. I have lots of recipes lined up to make with them.

      I know you are gonna love it and can't wait to see what creations you come up with.

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  2. Stopping by From Tasty Tuesdays.I always have tons of cucumbers in the garden. Your recipe looks like a delicious way to put them to good use. Would love it if you would take a moment and come share this evening (Tues 7pm EST) at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-79/

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    1. Thank you Shari for stopping by. Thanks also for the invite and I'll see you later.

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  3. Oh boy, another must have toy. The salad looks so darned delicious but then everything you make looks great.

    Carol, I think our husbands are twins, butter, gravy, sauce something to drown out the veggie here. I want him to eat naked veggies and he won't.

    Thanks Linda, this has been Copied!

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    1. It's funny cause the first thing Gabe said to me when he saw it" is THAT going down to Florida?" YES!

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  4. This is my kind of salad!! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1mF7z6K. Have a wonderful day!!

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    1. I added it Lori. Thanks for the invite and for stopping by.

      Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

      Linda

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  5. I love cucumbers and can't wait to try this! Stopping by from Anything Goes Tuesday party.

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    1. I do too Debra! I hope you like them also. I made more today, it's now on the top of list to make.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Linda

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  6. OK will try again to post in here. I keep getting it booted out. I too love Cucumbers and will try this recipe..

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  7. Love the salad, thanks for linking it up at The Southern Special. I have a spiralizer and it won't do carrots either.
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thanks Dawn. Nice to know that I'm not the only one that can't spiralize carrots.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Trying again.......this looks great....going to try it with just regular cucumbers.

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    1. Myra, I didn't use an English cucumber. You know me! Cucumbers were on sale and I picked up a few of the regular ones.

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  9. Sounds wonderful and I have to dig out my mandolin slicer because I keep seeing all these cucumber and zuchinni spiral recipes! stopping by from the Lou Lou Girls Party.

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    1. Hi Terri- Thanks for stopping by. See you at the party soon! Have a happy 4th.

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  10. This looks and sounds tasty. I am thinking seriously to share my recipes in my blog.as well. I am from middle east and I think you will like them.

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    1. Please share! I would love new recipes! Thanks for stopping by.
      Linda

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  11. That sounds like a great summer salad. And, I need something else to make with all the cucumbers we have! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. It's a nice little recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I love using up my cucumbers in my garden. thanks for pinning up with Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I pinned your recipe to our board.

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    1. Thank Dina! I hope you like it.

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  13. I love everything about this recipe and WILL be making it. Thank you so much for linking up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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    1. It's so easy and a nice summer salad, enjoy!

      Linda

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  14. This looks like a great summer salad! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned it to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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    1. Tammy- do you allow others to pin on the bloggers pinterest board? If so can you add me LindaLuvsMax

      Thanks

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  15. I have a billion cucumbers in the garden, so your recipe will come in handy! Thanks for joining the party at Foodie Friday!

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    1. It's different and like you said, a good way to use up those extra cucumbers.

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  16. I just love that dressing, this is a fabulous salad! Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  18. Looks delicious for Summer! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  19. This sounds great, will have to make it soon.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I'm looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at www.thequestionablehomesteader.com for another installment of The Weekend Social.

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  20. I just put rice wine vinegar on some cucumber but I thought it need something else. Pinned your recipe.

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  21. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday today. Will be pinning and tweeting it this week.

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    1. Thank you SO very much!

      I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

      Thanks again,
      Linda

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  22. We love cucumbers in this house and we eat salads, even in winter. The kids might not go for this dressing , but I sure will :)

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    1. Hi Alicia- Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it as much as I did.

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  23. This looks straight out of a magazine! Great job! Sounds delish!

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    1. Sometimes I shock myself how good a picture comes out! One of the reason I love to blog- I get to take pictures of what I make.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Looks like a delicious healthy side! Definitely worth putting on the menu! I found you through the Real Food Round-up link party. If you get a chance, I'd love it if you stopped by my blog sometime :)

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