This is a quick side dish, great with just about anything. Just a few ingredients and a light saute and it is done in minutes.

Great with BBQ, grilled fish or just about anything. I love that it is simple and has a clean refreshing flavor. Warm or room temp is fine for this.

  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 20 minutes 
  • Active: 10 minutes

Ingredients (10)

  • 3 medium to large cucumbers (seedless cucumbers)
  • 1 carrot peeled and shredded
  • 2 scallions chopped diagonally 1/2′ pieces
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 squeeze or 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil to saute
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. First shred the carrots and prepare the cucumber. Don’t peel. Cut lengthwise in thin strips and then in 2″ pieces
  2. In a large pan (non stick) for stir fry, toast the sesame seeds just for a minute or two until lightly brown. Remove and set aside.
  3. Then heat the oil in the same pan. Add the scallion, ginger, cucumber, soy and cook a couple of minutes. Then add the carrot and lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss in the sesame seeds and remove from the heat. Serve warm NOT hot or room temp. A great simple side