I have been using cucumbers in salads but never tried it this way, These cucumber ribbons were too attractive. So friends try this easy peasy refreshing recipe that has been adapted from here
2 medium size cucumbers
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
sugar to taste [optional]
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Mint leaves for garnish (you may use chopped cilantro)
Wash the cucumbers well. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, slice the cucumber lengthwise into ribbons. Place these ribbons in a wide bowl.
In another bowl prepare the dressing by mixing sesame oil, lemon juice, red chilli flakes, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, salt and sugar. Let the salt and sugar get dissolved. Gradually pour this dressing over the cucumber ribbons and toss well. Cover and chill it until ready to serve. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds and freshly chopped mint leaves before you serve.