Monday, June 8, 2015

Quickest edamame cucumber salad

You guys, this is hardly a recipe. No cooking, and no fussy measurements! It's takes about 5 minutes to prepare. More to the point, I just ate it for lunch and it was damn tasty. Sorry, no pictures, but can you imagine what a nice bowl of edamame and diced cucumber and sesame seeds would look like? Yeah, it looks like that.  Serves 1: scale up as you see fit!


1/3 of an English cucumber, (or 1/2 of regular-sized cucumber, or you could just use one of those mini-cukes)
About a cup of edamame, out of the shell, frozen or fresh
One shake toasted sesame oul
Two shakes rice wine vinegar
Three shakes toasted sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste

Dice the cucumber into small (1/2 inch or so) pieces. Dump them into whatever bowl you want to eat your salad out of. If your edamame is frozen, thaw it in the microwave, or by pouring it in a colander and running warm tap water over it. Pat the edamame dry with a paper towel and add it to the bowl. Add a little salt and pepper, the vinegar, and the sesame oil and seeds. Taste and adjust seasoning. Voila! Time to eat.
Or you can put it in your lunch box for tomorrow!