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Cucumber salad with garlic dressing

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A simple yet easy salad that can be paired perfectly with so many main dishes.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 10 mins cooling time
Cucumber salad with garlic dressing


  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 5cm-piece ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the peanut oil and sesame oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 secs or until aromatic. Remove from heat. Add the soy sauce, lemon juice and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Arrange the cucumber, spring onion, coriander and chilli, if using, on a serving platter. Drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.