Asian Cucumber, Orange Pepper and Red Grape Salad

Sleek, Swanky, and oh so Slimming our…”Asian Cucumber, Orange Pepper and Red Grape Salad”…with Black Sesame Seeds finished with a Bright Sesame Vinaigrette with allow you to stay..”Cool as a Cuke!”…all Summer Long!
Asian Cucumber, Orange Pepper & Red Grape Salad

Ingredients:

3 cups sliced English Cucumber..(half moon)
1/2 cup very thin sliced red onion
3/8 cup thin sliced Orange Pepper
1 cup seedless plump red grapes sliced in half
3 Tbsp chopped chives
1 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
1/2 of an Orange…zested
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste..

Ingredients for Dressing:

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp agave nectar
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

In a large bowl..combine all ingredients except dressing and gently fold together..in a small bowl combine rice wine vinegar, agave nectar and salt..then slowly whisk in sesame oil..pour directly over cucumber salad..cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to come together…recheck for seasoning…garnish with more black sesame seeds…Enjoy!!!

Tips..scallions can be substituted for chives..red or yellow peppers will also work in place of orange..