Asian Cucumber Salad

"Recipe source: Prevention magazine"
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  • In a small saucepan over medium high heat place vinegar and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until reduced to 1 1/2 tablespoons. Pour into serving bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in lime juice and ginger.
  • Add cucumber, basil and mint. Toss.

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  1. This is an excellent recipe. The flavor is just perfect. I doubled it and used a serrano chili, since I couldn't find a thai chili. It was a hit with all. Thanks for sharing the recipe, which I will definitely make again. Made for ZWT6.
  2. Wild taste sensation, and just adore the chili peppers, chopped. The lime juice addition perfectly balanced out the vinegar/ginger/brown sugar combo, and these were so good they could of been sent to outer stratosphere. I let my cukes get rid of their extra fluid by putting them in a colander first with a little salt. Made for *ZWT Six* Zee Zesty Zany Cookz May 2010
  3. Simply delicious. The dressing was sensational.
  4. A very different cucumber salad with a unique combination of flavors and textures. I followed the advice of another reviewer and dried the cucumbers out a bit by lightly salting and allowing to drain in a colander. I could not get a fresh red Thai chili so used half a Serrano chili which gave just the very slightest of heat probably could have used the whole pepper. Thanks for the post.
  5. This is a very different marinated cucumber salad. My DS found the peppers a bit too much to handle, so I'd decrease those. Also, the directions didn't say when to add the chili pepper or sesame oil, so I added them when I thought they worked. Although I prefer the basic vinegar and onion cucumber salad, this one worked well with the asian flavorings. Thanks for sharing!


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