• Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad Recipe

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    This Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad recipe is so light and refreshing. It’s perfect for a dinner side dish as the days start to get warmer!

    Before I share this brand new recipe, check out my clip from San Diego’s Fox 5 News morning show! I was invited on the air to show five of the recipes from my Performance Paleo Cookbook. Erica, the anchor, and I talked about foods that are great for pre- and post-workout in addition to other delicious ways to round out your three square meals a day.

    Click the photo below to watch my segment!

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    I’ve been really inspired to create new recipes lately (maybe there’s a new project in the works?!) and I tossed together this quick Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad with things I already had in my fridge. The cucumbers and mint are light and cool while the red jalapeño adds a bit of spice. If you like it mild, scrape out the seeds and inner white membrane before finely dicing it.

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    This salad is best eaten fresh because the cucumbers will give up moisture as they sit in the dressing and get watery.

    Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad Recipe

    Preparation 10 mins 2017-03-28T00:10:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves Serves 4     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium zucchini (about 8 oz / 227 g), peeled and julienned or spiralized
    • 3 large cucumbers, (about 32 oz / 907 g), peeled and julienned or spiralized
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1-1/2 tbsp white wine or rice wine vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 2 tbsp dark sesame oil
    • 5 mint leaves, thinly sliced into ribbons*
    • 1/2 red jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped**

    Instructions

    1. Combine the zucchini and cucumber noodles into a medium bowl.
    2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, ginger, and sea salt. Whisk in the sesame oil. Pour the dressing onto the noodles.
    3. Garnish with the mint and jalapeño pepper.

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    Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad Recipe
    Author: Steph Gaudreau – Stupid Easy Paleo
    Prep time:
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    Serves: Serves 4
    Ingredients
    • 1 medium zucchini (about 8 oz / 227 g), peeled and [url href=”http://amzn.to/1GydutT” target=”_blank”]julienned[/url] or [url href=”http://amzn.to/1ay5ETp” target=”_blank”]spiralized[/url]
    • 3 large cucumbers, (about 32 oz / 907 g), peeled and julienned or spiralized
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1-1/2 tbsp white wine or rice wine vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 2 tbsp dark sesame oil
    • 5 mint leaves, thinly sliced into ribbons*
    • 1/2 red jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped**
    Instructions
    1. Combine the zucchini and cucumber noodles into a medium bowl.
    2. In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, ginger, and sea salt. Whisk in the sesame oil. Pour the dressing onto the noodles.
    3. Garnish with the mint and jalapeño pepper.
    Notes
    *To thinly slice the mint, stack the leaves, roll them up, and slice. This is called a chiffonade.[br]**If you like medium-spicy, don’t remove the seeds.\[br][br]Equipment Needed:[br][url href=”http://amzn.to/17TDFez” target=”_blank”]Cutting board[/url][br][url href=”http://amzn.to/1cd6Lre” target=”_blank”]Knife[/url][br][url href=”https://www.amazon.com/Cameo-China-White-Ceramic-Scraper/dp/B010RO7IIK/ref=sr_1_41?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1480555585&sr=1-41&keywords=Small+bowl” target=”_blank”]Small bowl[/url]

     

    What’s your favorite veggie salad for the warmer weather?

     

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    2 thoughts on “Paleo Cucumber Sesame Salad Recipe

    1. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this recipe. It’s very light and fresh tasting, great for hot summer evenings. Thank you for sharing!

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