Asian Cucumber Salad made with seedless English cucumbers & red onion in an Asian honey mustard dressing is a tasty light salad that’s perfect for cookouts.
Summer is one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons, but mainly because it’s a time when fruits and vegetables are growing in abundance. I don’t harvest much myself because the deer would eat everything I would try to plant, so I just grow tomatoes and herbs on my deck. However, I wish I could grown more because I LOVE cucumbers; especially when paired with a light dressing like this Asian Cucumber Salad.
Luckily for me, I live in the highlands of New Jersey where farm stands pop up this time of year all over the place so they’re readily available. Recently, I had purchased a few English cucumbers at local my farmers market and wanted to make a new salad with them.
We prefer the English cucumbers because they’re seedless (well mostly) and since my husband suffers from diverticulitis, I try to cut back on seedy fruits and vegetables as much as possible.Asian Cucumber Salad made with seedless English cucumbers & red onion in an Asian honey mustard dressing is a tasty light salad that's perfect for cookouts.Click To Tweet
Some of the best salads are the simplest ones to make too, like this Asian Cucumber Salad. I just toss the washed and sliced cucumbers with a little red onion; then make an Asian dressing.
To make the dressing, combine honey, rice wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and a little sesame oil in a bowl and whisk until smooth. You can also add the ingredients to a mini food processor and blend; which is the method I prefer using.
See how easy this Asian Cucumber Salad is to make and it’s deliciously light, crispy and refreshing; especially on a hot day. If you’d like, you can also garnish with some sesame seeds, but like I mentioned we don’t like to add any unnecessary seeds to our diet.
This salad is also perfect for those Summer cookouts because it’s dairy and gluten free. ~Enjoy!
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Asian Cucumber Salad made with seedless English cucumbers & red onion in an Asian honey mustard dressing is a tasty light salad that's perfect for cookouts.
- 2 English Cucumbers, washed
- 1/4 c. Red Onion, sliced thin
- Prepared Asian Dressing
- 3 tbsp. Honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 c. Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1/8 tsp. Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds, for garnish if desired
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to coat. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Combine the honey, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise and oil in a bowl and whisk until smooth. (You can also add the ingredients to a mini food processor and blend.)
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