Keeping it simple . . .
When I make a salad it’s an elaborate event. I tear lettuce into bite sized pieces and chop everything but the kitchen sink on top of it. I whisk together a dressing, add a little cheese, then fuss with it until I’m finally satisfied with my masterpiece.
I decided that tonight’s salad wasn’t going to be a masterpiece, just a simple dish of cucumbers to go with the chicken baking in the oven.
Crunchy English cucumbers marinated in an Asian dressing spiked with chili garlic sauce were a refreshing change from the usual lettuce, carrots, tomatoes and kitchen sink.
Sometimes it pays to keep it simple.
- 1 large English cucumber, sliced
- ½ cup green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- ½ tablespoon sesame oil
- ¼ tsp chili garlic sauce
- Combine ingredients in a bowl and marinade for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Cucumber is a great source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that blocks the damage caused by free radicals. It is essential for the growth and repair of all our body tissues such as hair, skin, and nails.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 1.70g
Total Carbs: 3.76g
Dietary Fiber: 0.70g
Weight Watchers Points 1
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.