Some like it hot, and some like it very hot. White Hot Sesame Salad is perfect for spice-lovers: crisp cucumbers drizzled with rich sesame oil and smothered in green chiles and hot red pepper flakes. Nothing could be more deliciously simple. This is the kind of dish I crave when I want to feel like I’m on vacation, eating something wonderfully exotic from a street vendor at some far away port of call. And yet, it’s entirely accessible: all the ingredients are reasonably priced and waiting for you at your local grocery store. Or if you have veggies from a garden, better yet!
White Hot Sesame Salad
1 medium or 1/2 large cucumber, sliced thin
1 teaspoon salt substitute
1/2 – 1 green chile, sliced thin (leave the seeds in for extra heat)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons hot red pepper flakes
Arrange the sliced cucumbers on a plate. Sprinkle them with the salt substitute. Scatter the chiles as densely and artistically as you like atop the cucumbers. Drizzle the sesame oil evenly over all. Sprinkle on as many hot red pepper flakes as you like. Keep in mind that this salad packs the kind of heat that will clear out your sinuses, so have a tall glass of ice water at the ready.
This makes an excellent light meal for one, or an exciting starter for two to four if you’re serving a main dish in the same flavor palate.
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