Cucumber Noodles

July 9, 2007

Cucumber Noodles

Sara Jones, Tucson CSA

This is a great, refreshing side dish. If you want to make it into a simple meal, double the ingredients for the dressing and toss together with chilled soba noodles and cubed tofu or pre-cooked chicken.

2 cucumbers
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

Peel cucumber and discard skin. Continue using peeler, making long, lengthwise cuts to make ‘noodles’. Peel, rotating cucumber until you reach the core of seeds. Discard seeds. Drain noodles in a colander while preparing dressing. Whisk all other ingredients together. Squeeze noodles to get rid of excess moisture. Toss with dressing and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

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