Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Simple Asian Cucumber and Almond Salad

Hello again all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I have a super simple little salad recipe to share with you today. I had run out of lettuce but had an abundance of cucumbers and still wanted a salad fix. I had recently had a cucumber salad much like this at a local Japanese restaurant and I thought I could do a little copy-cat recipe for you. I added almonds as well for that extra crunch. The light flavors in this salad make it a perfect compliment to any meal. I hope you enjoy! 

Simple Asian Cucumber and Almond Salad



  • 1 English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 
  • salt to taste



Heat a small pan over meduim and place the raw almonds in the pan. Toast until lightly brown, remove from heat and set aside to cool. Whisk together the salt, sugar, vinegar, and mustard. Add the almonds, sesame seeds, and cucumbers to a bowl. Toss with the dressing. Serve and enjoy!