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Korean Sweet-Sour Cucumber Salad

 
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This Korean inspired cucumber salad is sweet, sour and slightly spicy. Cucumber, sweet bell pepper, carrots and tofu sheets are tossed with rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil and Korean chili pepper. A delicious and light side dish.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

15

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 each english cucumber
slice into half-moon slices
*
1 each sweet red bell peppers
slice into 1/4-inch strips
1 each carrots
peeled and slice into matchsticks
1 each bean curd sheets
optional, cut into 1/4-inch strips
*
2 each celery
thinly sliced
Dressing:
½ tablespoon hot chili peppers
Korean, or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
or to taste
1 tablespoon maple syrup
or to taste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
toasted
½ teaspoon salt
or to taste
1 x black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Make the dressing first, add all the dressing ingredients in a small bow, and mix until well blended. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add cucumber, sweet red bell pepper, carrots, tofu sheet if using, and celery.

Pour dressing over vegetables, and gently toss until well coated and evenly distributed.

Serve.

Note: If you don't eat salad right away, wrap it up, and keep it in the frige. Toss it again before serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 85g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8867% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 323mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 72% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 3% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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