This morning I checked my email to find one of Kalyn's latest post, Wake-Up-Your-Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad and I immediately knew what I was making for lunch.
Of course I modified the idea using what I had on hand. The result couldn't have been more satisfying! It was fresh, light, tasty, and REALLY filling. I guess eating a whole large cucumber will do that to you!
I think simple salads are going to be my new "thing." Sometimes I get caught up on the idea a salad needs start with lettuce or "greens." SO not the case.
Anyway, here's what I did…
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey (21g)
- ½ tsp tabasco
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 1 large English/Fancy cucumber
- ¼ cup mint chopped
- 1oz cashews (28g)
Whisk the lime juice, soy sauce, honey, tabasco, and minced garlic together to make the dressing.
Let it sit.
Chop the cucumber into bite size pieces. Just quarter and then slice.
Chop the mint. I happen to still have fresh in my small herb garden.
It's surviving the cold quite well!
If you don't have fresh, a pinch or 2 of dried would be just as good.
Toss the mint and cucumbers together.
Pour on the dressing and toss to coat everything. Pile on a plate and enjoy!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|250||13g||4g||old: 5||new: 7|