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Miso is a thick soybean paste with a salty, slightly sweet flavor. To use in this Sesame-Miso Cucumber Salad recipe,  look for it in the refrigerated part of the produce section or with the dairy products, or substitute soy sauce.

Maureen Callahan
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2011

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John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cucumber; toss to coat.

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  • SAUTÉED MISO VARIATION: Omit seeds, honey, and red pepper; decrease miso to 1 1/2 tablespoons. Combine miso, water, vinegar, 1 tablespoon sliced green onions, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cucumber to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Toss cucumber with juice mixture.

  • Yield: 6 servings.

  • CALORIES 38; FAT 4g (sat 3g); SODIUM 186mg

  • GREEK VARIATION: Omit first 7 ingredients; decrease cucumber to 2 cups. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons minced red onion, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 3/4 teaspoon chopped oregano, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Toss with cucumber, 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes, and 1/2 cup orange bell pepper strips. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 40; FAT 9g (sat 3g); SODIUM 86mg

  • SPICY PASTA VARIATION: Increase seeds to 3 tablespoons; add 1 cup thinly sliced green onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine seeds and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Cut 1 (9-ounce) package fresh linguine into thirds; cook according to directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. Toss pasta with cucumber mixture. Yield: 6 servings. CALORIES 207; FAT 2g (sat 1g); SODIUM 294mg

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 3.8mg; sodium 182mg; calcium 12mg.
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