What Do We Need?
5 Armenian, Persian or Kirby cucumbers, quartered and then smashed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon honey, warmed
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/3 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
How Do We Make It?
Place the cucumbers in a small bowl and mix with the salt. Let sit while you make the dressing.
To make dressing: Whisk together the garlic, sesame seeds, honey, sesame oil, red pepper flakes (if using), and cilantro. (Warm the honey by placing the jar in hot water to make it easier to combine with the dressing.)
Enjoy right away or store the salad in the refrigerator for a few hours to further develop the flavors.