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Ribbon Salad

Serves 6 as a side dish with grilled salmon or chicken. Also great as part of a lunch plate with other salads.

Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipe Yield: 6 Servings Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 5 Minutes


Seedless Cucumbers
  • 1 Ontario greenhouse seedless cucumber (approx. 12" long)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sesame oil
  • ½ tsp (3 ml) white sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) sea salt
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Trim the ends off the cucumber. Cut the cucumber in half through the centre. Using a vegetable peeler, very sharp knife or mandolin, slice the cucumber lengthwise into thin ribbons. Place in medium bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and sea salt. Stir well to dissolve sugar.
  3. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the cucumber ribbons and toss gently.
  4. Place in serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds.
  5. Makes 6 servings