This is Jamie Oliver’s recipe as seen on his 30-minute meals show. It’s incredibly simple and pretty fun to make. (How many salads can boast that?) It looks fantastic and would work really well if you need a salad dish to impress.
1 English cucumber
2 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 tb soy sauce
1 ts sesame oil
small handful of cilantro, chopped
1/2 fresh red chile, diced into small pieces (optional, but tasty)
1. Using a peeler, peel the cucumber lengthwise into ribbons. Stop when you reach the seeds as you do not want to use the core of the cucumber. Set aside in a medium bowl.
2. In a small bowl mix ginger, soy, lime juice, sesame oil and red chile.
3. Chop the cilantro and add it to the cucumber ribbons.
4. Dress the salad ONLY when you are ready to eat, as the thin cucumber slices will wilt and become soggy if it’s dressed too early.