Asian Cucumber Salad

1 English cucumber OR 4 Lebanese cucumbers
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds


1 piece of leek (about 1 inch long)
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon clear honey or agave syrup
1 garlic clove, crushed

Serves 4
Finely chop or mince the leek. In a small bowl, combine the leek with all other dressing ingredients. Stir until well mixed. Let sit for 10 minutes for the flavors to combine.

In the meantime, finely slice the cucumbers. Sprinkle with salt. Let sit for a few minutes, than pat off excess water with paper towels.
In a serving bowl, combine cucumbers and dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Ready to serve.

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