So when it comes to lunches for myself I tend to create something my husband doesn’t normally like. Ryan grew up eating very traditional food & although he’s branched out more than I could have dreamed some meals I love just aren’t his thing- & I really can’t blame him. One of my favorite salads is this quick & easy cucumber seaweed salad which I eat alone or serve with other Asian dishes as either an appetizer or little side salad. Sometimes I even include it in cold dishes (like my peanut noodles or slaws) for a bit of extra oomph.
- 1 large cucumber or 6 small Japanese cucumbers, thinly sliced or cut into matchsticks
- 1-2 large carrots, cut into thin strips
- 5 sheets nori seaweed or seaweed snacks, cut into very thin strips
- For Dressing:
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
- Add cucumber, carrots, & nori to a bowl.
- Whisk together sauce.
- Apply sauce & mix lightly with hands or tongs as to not break up or oversoak.
- Serve immediately or chill. Should be served cold.
I really hope you enjoy it! Another great way to incorporate this is into some Asian inspired fish tacos & substitute it as a slaw. So good! Do you have any little Asian inspired healthy dishes to share? I’d love to read about them so feel free to share them below!