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Recipe Blog

We want to help you enjoy ALL of the diversity of produce that can be grown in the Willamette Valley and strongly believe that most everyone can enjoy most every vegetable by finding the right preparation!

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad II (with Garlic and Ginger)

Jacob Bailey

From Katherine Deumling of Cook With What You Have


dressing ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower or other neutral oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or mashed with some salt with the side of chef’s knife
  • 1 ½-inch chunk of fresh ginger, finely minced or grated on a microplane
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Salad ingredients:

  • ¼ of an onion, very thinly sliced (soaked in a bowl of ice water for 10-20 minutes)
  • 1 large cucumber, (about 1 pound), sliced lengthwise in half and then cut each half an on angle into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional but very good)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro



Mix dressing ingredients well

Add the remainder of the ingredients to the dressing and mix well. Let the salad sit for 20 minutes if you have the time to let the flavors marry. Adjust the seasoning.