Sweet + Spicy = YUM!

So in the spirit of being healthy I have been trying very hard to eat small meals every 2-3 hours. I have also cut out wheat and a lot of other things so my options are limited to what I can have for lunch. I want to make sure I get my greens and my protein in but salad and a can of tuna (no matter how good it is!) is really getting old. So today when lunch rolled around I found myself staring blankly in the fridge. When that was extremely unhelpful I went to good old internet. What I found was an idea! Japanese cucumber salad with a kick of spice and protein!

Salad:

1 cucumber seeds scooped out and cut in halfmoons, I buy unwaxed organic when ever I can because I love the skin, but you can use whatever you have
1/2 cup steamed and shelled edamame
1/4 cup sliced green onion

Dressing:

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp mirin
1 Tbsp agave (or honey or sugar)
1 tsp. black sesame seeds (or more)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. chili flakes

Directions:

For the dressing whisk everything together and place in the microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve the salt and sugar if using. Pour dressing over cucumbers and edamame and refidgerate till chilled. i placed it in the freezer to hurry it up and it was done in a couple of minutes. When cooled add the green onions and mix everything together.

Cucumber Edamame Salad Closeup

A little sweet, a little salty, a little spicy, but all together yummy!

Cucumber  Edamame Salad

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3 Responses to “Sweet + Spicy = YUM!”

  • Calantha Says:

    I have been following the small meals every 2-3 hours pattern for about two years now and I am now trying to work my way out of it simply for the reason alluded to in your blog: lack of options/variety. I have developed so many unique snacks, but even still, when you snack so often you find yourself coming up empty when you simply do not want to eat ANOTHER piece of fruit or raw veggies, etc. But best of luck! Even when I am not looking I find new ideas!

  • Martina Says:

    I to have tried to cut out wheat….and then I made pizza.

  • Amy (Sing For Your Supper) Says:

    This looks so light and refreshing – perfect for Spring and Summer! I’m definitely going to try this!

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