Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Chinese Dressing

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Chinese Dressing

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 300g Cucumber, cubed 

  • 150g Cherry tomatoes, sectioned  

  • 1/2    Red onion, finely sliced (optional)  

  • 150g Rocket salad leaves   

  

Dressing

Chinese Vinaigrette  

5 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Oriental Sesame Dressing  

 

OR  

 

Spicy Plum Dressing

2 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Plum Sauce  

1 tsp Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chilli Oil  

 

Method *

  1. Prepare all the vegetables and mix your dressing in a bowl. 
  2. Toss all the ingredients together with the dressing and serve.

 

SKILL UP - Make Chinese Style Smacked Cucumber!

Smacking the cucumber prior to cutting helps to soften the flesh and helps the cucumber to absorb the sauce and its flavours better - see the video here!

  1. On the chopping board, lay the cucumber and smack it hard a few times with a rolling-pin(or the flat blade of a Chinese cleaver, but only if you’re an advanced user!).
  2. Then cut the cucumber length-wise into four pieces. Then, hold your knife at an angle to the chopping board and cut the cucumber on the diagonal into chunks.
  3. Place the pieces in a bowl with some salt, mix well and allow it to set aside for about 10 minutes.
  4. Finally, drain the cucumber, mix with other salad ingredients, pour over the sauce, toss well and serve immediately.

 

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