East Meets West: Cucumber Salad

Shortly after waking, I saw a lonely looking cucumber from the local co-op on my kitchen table and got inspired to make a duo of salads — one dressed with Eastern flavors and the other with Western flavors. I love mornings!

West
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Capers

East
Sesame oil (toasted and untoasted)
Rice wine vinegar
Salt
Ginger

I had a nice time mincing the ginger! It’s fun trimming the skin from the ginger with conservative slices and getting such nice mincing using the tip of the knife. Ginger is such a delightful, clean flavor that is just way unappreciated in the West.

Nutrition
Aside from vitamin K, cucumbers are not exceptionally high in nutrients (at least not the ones commonly known and measured), but they are a great source of food with low caloric density.

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