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Chilled Cucumber and Wood Ear Mushroom Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Nutritionally boost your day with this chilled cucumber and wood ear mushroom salad. It's an effective way of getting flavor and nutrients rolled up into one meal. Wood ear mushroom, commonly sold in Asian markets, is a dear ingredient-mate of the cucumber in the cooking of this tantalizing salad."
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1 h 22 m servings 94
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Soak mushrooms in water until hydrated, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and place in a saucepan over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Combine lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, sugar, and chile pepper in a bowl. Toss in cucumber, mushrooms, and sesame seeds. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 94 calories; 7.6 6.2 1.7 0 447 Full nutrition

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Made with fresh wood ears from the farmers market and sauteed with sesame oil and sesame seeds on med-low temp for about a minute or two instead of the first steps listed here. I used a peeler ...