Cucumbers With Honey Soy Sauce Dressing
is a simple recipe, quick and easy, as well as economical with the overabundance of fresh seasonal cucumbers from the farmers market.
This weekend we were enjoying the beautiful weather which seemed to be a long time in coming our way.
We visited our local area farm stands and enjoyed the beauty of all the fresh vegetables that were the last of the harvest.
We came home with fresh peppers and squash and lots of cucumbers. It seemed there was a bumper crop of cucumbers this year.
This one recipe I’m sharing is an Asian inspired marinade that dresses up the cucumbers for a crispy side salad for grilled chicken or add to sandwiches and burgers for added crunch.
Cucumbers are not a fan favorite in our family – we are a family divided when it comes to cucumbers. It’s funny though, the picky palates like the cucumbers and those who like pretty much everything are not fans of cucumbers – go figure.
Either way, this is a simple and tasty recipe to make when having a gathering and I recommend adding it to the BBQ menu. The Asian flavors go well with BBQ anytime.
Honey Soy Dressing or Marinade
This recipe is a delicious dressing for garden fresh cucumbers or tomatoes. Or use as a marinade for chicken or shrimp.
- 1 TBL honey
- 1 TBL soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- pinch of salt
- black pepper
- 2 or 3 large cucumbers sliced
- Add the ingredients (except cucumbers) in a medium bowl and whisk to blend.
- Next add in the cucumbers and stir to blend the dressing well so that it coats the cucumbers.
- Let the cucumbers marinate at least 20 minutes before serving.
- When ready to serve drain the dressing from the bowl and then serve.
If you double the honey soy dressing recipe you can use it as a marinade for chicken or shrimp before grilling. Makes a lovely pair, NO! . . .