Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chilled Sweet and Sour Cucumber Noodles



 Did you know I love my new spiralizer? I'm so glad I bought it and it will be packed in the truck when we go to Florida. 

I made zucchini "pasta" which was good. Didn't do anything fancy. Steamed the zucchini in a little garlic then added some fresh Parmesan cheese. Yum!


This cucumber salad is delicious and anyone with extra cucumbers in their garden and are tapped out of ideas what to do with them, try this recipe.

Kelly used a mandolin  with the julienne blade to cut the cucumbers. I have a mandolin but am deathly afraid of it so another reason to love the spiralizer.

If you don't have a machine to spiralize here's a link from Oh She Glows which shows you in step by step photos on how to do it.

Recipe slightly adapted from Just A Taste

Ingredients:

2 medium cucumbers, peeled( used 3 small cucumbers)
1/2 cup diced red onion 
3/4 cup rice vinegar ( used garlic rice vinegar)
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 
1 1/2 teaspoons white sesame seeds ( toasted the sesame seeds)

Directions:

Wash and dry the cucumbers and cut the ends off.

I peeled the cucumbers but it's up to you if you want to leave the skin on.

Spiralize and set noodles aside. I usually take a pair of scissors and cut the noodles into smaller pieces

Place the red onion, rice vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl and mix well.

Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and place the bowl with the cucumbers in the refrigerator for a few hours.

When ready to serve, plate the noodles and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

10 comments:

  1. I dont have a spiralizer. I will check to see about getting me a Julienne peeler. This looks so good and I love cucumbers .Can't wait to try it. Thanks for another great recipe Linda..xoxo

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    1. The nice thing Dottie - I included a link to show you how to cut the cucumbers without a spiralizer. Did you see the link? If not I'll send to you on facebook- OK?

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  2. That looks so good Linda. I have to make some relish when it cools down tomorrow but I think I'll have plenty of cukes left to give this a try.

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    1. Zucchini relish? YUM:-)

      The recipe gives you a chance to use your new toy! Cyndy has one now! We can spiralize together! LOL

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  3. This sounds so good. I am like Dottie, no spiralizer, but I can see me making the dressing to use over thinly cut cucumbers. Yum. Carol, are you making cucumber relish? Linda makes the best ever pepper jelly and relish....sure wish she her shoulder was well enough to make it again. Sigh. Another great recipe LInda.....Yummy.

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    1. Wish I had this today, it's so hot here. Myra- did you see the link that shows you how to cut the cucumbers without a spiralizer? I use it on carrots- it does work.

      Sorry not relish- I miss it also :-(

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  4. Linda this looks so good! My MIL just gave me a ton of cucumbers and I was going to pickle them all but I think I may have to try this with some instead! Thanks for stopping by Tastefully Frugal earlier and all your sweet comments :)

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    1. Sydney! SO happy you stopped by :-) This is really good and I hope you enjoy it.

      I pinned your blog so I can come check what you are up to. Are you on facebook? If so I'll "follow" you.

      Linda

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  5. Sounds like everyone with a garden should own a spiralizer for all those zuccini and cucumber recipes. I don't have any zuccini but could surely try it with the cukes. Would be great with a little dressing.

    Another great addition, Linda! You rock Girl! :-)

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    1. Angela-check out the link on how to spiralize without a machine. Just another kitchen toy that will be going to florida with us!

      Always appreciate it when you stop by!

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