I love sushi.
We make all sorts of Asian inspired dishes at home but sushi is just one I’ll leave to the pros. Side dishes and stir fry however is fair game.
I have wanted to make my favorite salad to a great sushi night. The light and refreshing ever so yum Cucumber Salad. 🥒
This recipe is made with coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, which is great if you’re like me and love soy sauce recipes but would rather avoid the soy part. It’s gluten-free which makes it excellent for anyone on a low-carb diet!
I wasn’t sure this would taste like one off the menu but I was happily surprised.
- 1 Large Cucumber
- 2 T. Rice Vinegar
- 1 T. Coconut Aminos
- 1 tsp Sesame Seed Oil
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Chop and slice cucumber to your liking set aside in dish.
- Combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, coconut aminos and salt to bowl.
- Add oil + vinegar mixture onto cucumbers 🥒 mix til covered.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds in top.
- Serve + eat immediately or store in air tight container for up to 2 days.
Let’s talk Coconut Aminos
Coconut aminos is relatively low in calories and carbs. It fits into virtually any diet, such as Paleo, vegan, low-carb, kosher, and keto.
What are coconut aminos? Coconut aminos is a liquid condiment that is very similar to soy sauce, except it’s made from the ‘sap” of coconuts, or the coconut-blossom nectar. It has a dark, rich, sweet, and salty flavor, and the texture is almost identical to real soy sauce, but without gluten, soy, or MSG. Because it is made using the sap of coconut, coconut aminos has a slightly sweet and salty flavor. However, it only contains one gram of natural sugar per tablespoon serving.
Where can I get them? Your grocery store should totally carry these. Check the spot where your oils and vinegars are sold.Here is a link of what I get so of course you can always amazon prime that ish straight to your casa. COCONUT AMINOS