Spicy Cucumber Salad with Lime and Basil
Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2006
A cool salad made with crisp cucumbers is a quick, refreshing companion to any grilled dish. We wanted a salad with big flavors, not a watery dressing.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Cucumbers’ high water content often dilutes the dressings in cucumber salad recipes. To avoid that, we created a double-strength base for our dressing by simmering rice vinegar and sugar until reduced, then adding seasonings. Once the dress...