Red hot pepper flakes heat up cucumbers and cubed honeydew melon with scallions and sesame seeds for Honeydew and Cucumber Salad.
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons rice-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cucumbers, seeded and sliced thin (about 2 cups)
4 cups 1-inch cubes of honeydew melon
2 scallions, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted and cooled
Whisk the first seven ingredients in a large bowl to blend.
Add the cucumber, melon and scallions.
Toss the salad until combined well, and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
Did You Know?
Honeydew melons can be used in salads, desserts, as a garnish and in fruit soups. They are a good source of vitamin C.
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