Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sriracha Chinese Cucumber Salad

Every now and then I love a little snack. Yes, I snack between meals Dad. My Dad would be horrified that I still do. He is a strong believer that food should be restricted to meal time, unless you were at a party or something. However, I love my snacks. I've always tried to cook / bake from scratch and now I want to try and take that one step ahead and eat clean. It will take some getting used to, but I think it definitely is do-able and I hope to take that to my snacks as well. Does this mean you'll stop seeing desserts, bakes and other slightly indulgent food on my blog. Most definitely not. I will still do that, but will try and be more mindful of the kind of food I eat on a regular basis. Do you have any clean eating recipes that you love? I would love to try them out too. Leave me a comment and let me know :)

So back to this salad. I love cucumbers - continental, lebanese, baby cukes - all of them. One of my favourite ways to eat cucumber is straight up sprinkled with a tiny bit of salt. I usually serve some up with lunch or dinner. I wanted to try and change it up a little. So after a little looking around on the internet I came across this recipe. It was quick and easy and sounded delicious. I could definitely snack on some of this too. I'm very glad I stumbled across this recipe. 

I did this a tiny bit differently. I didn't drain out the liquid and to make it work as a fresh salad, toss salad in the dressing and serve immediately. If not, it will get soggy. You can make the dressing ahead of time and just chop the cucumber and toss it up just before serving.



Sriracha Chinese Cucumber Salad
Adapted from: Kirbie Cravings

1 continental cucumber, cut into batons
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 - 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1/2 tsp fresh coriander leaves and stalks, chopped
1/4 tsp red chilly flakes
Lemon / lime juice, to taste 

Mix all the ingredients except the cucumber pieces together in a bowl.

Add the cucumber pieces to the bowl and toss well.

Serve immediately.


2 comments:

  1. Hi Trisha! Thanks for your kind comment on my post of pizzelle. I didn't realise you lived in Australia! Yes, you can get a pizzelle iron from Costante Imports http://www.costanteimports.com.au/ in Melbourne. Just phone them ...they are very helpful. A great recipe comes with the machine. Pizzelle are wonderful because they are so easy and can be adapted to many flavours. I haven't done it yet but I think savoury ones would be good.
    I haven't dropped into your blog for some time. You have been busy! This recipe is great - I love the freshness!

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