Cucumber Cabbage Salad

Are you tired of the same old salad and salad dressing?  Try my Cucumber Cabbage Salad with my delicious, tangy salad dressing.  It’s quick and easy to make, and since it’s homemade, you know you’ll be getting the “real” stuff, not something made with preservatives.

Give my recipe a try.  I think you’ll like it. 🙂

Cucumber Cabbage Salad

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Ingredients:

4 cucumbers (medium, peeled, seeded, cut into sticks)

1 teaspoon salt

1 carrot, very thinly sliced

1 small cabbage, thinly sliced

1 bunch green onions, sliced

 

Dressing Ingredients:

1 cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seeds)

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

4 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon golden brown sugar

1-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled, grated)

 

Directions:

Wash and peel the cucumbers.

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Cut the cucumbers into quarters.

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Remove the seeds.

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Cut into sticks.

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Place the cucumber sticks into a colander.

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Sprinkle the salt over the cucumbers.  Stir, ensuring the cucumbers are coated with salt.  Let the salted cucumbers sit for about 20 minutes to allow excess water to drain.

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This is how much water drained out of the cucumbers after about 10 minutes.

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After 30 minutes, pour out the drained water then rinse the salt off the cucumbers.  Drain well.  Place into a large mixing bowl then set aside.

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Thinly slice the cabbage.  To save time, you can use packaged cole slaw mix.  Place the sliced cabbage into the mixing bowl with the cucumbers.

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Peel and slice the carrot into thin matchstick pieces.  Add to the mixing bowl.

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Add the sliced green onions to the bowl.

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Mix all the vegetables together.  Set aside while you make the dressing.

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Make the Dressing:

Place the vinegar into a small mixing bowl.  I poured the vinegar into a handy kitchen gadget that’s used to mix salad dressings (it comes with whisk built into the lid).

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Add the tahini.

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You can find tahini at most grocery stores.  This is what one brand looks like.  Some stores sell them in the International aisles; sometimes you’ll find it with the salad dressings.  Just ask a store clerk if you can’t find it.

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Add the garlic.

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Add the soy sauce.

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Add the brown sugar.

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Peel and grate the ginger.

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Mix all the ingredients together.

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Pour the dressing over the vegetables.

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Serve alongside your favorite meal and ENJOY!

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