Vinegar and red pepper flakes add tangy snap to this cucumber, carrot, green onion, and sesame seed salad. It goes beautifully with Bulgogi (Korean barbequed beef).
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/2 green onion, sliced
- 1/2 carrot, julienned
In a medium bowl, stir together vinegar, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sesame seeds, and reduce heat to medium. Cook until seeds are brown, about 5 minutes. Remove seeds with a slotted spoon, and stir into vinegar mixture. Mix in cucumber, green onions, and carrot. Cover, and refrigerate at least 5 minutes.