Cucumber Salad with Hot Spiced Mustard Dressing

Preparation info
  • Serves

    3 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

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This fresh salad, a cousin of Nepali Green Bean—Sesame Salad, has a semi-cooked dressing: The cucumber sticks are rubbed with a spice paste of yogurt, sesame, and cumin, then dressed with hot spice-infused mustard oil and fresh lemon juice.

As with many dishes from Nepal, traditionally a flavoring called timbur seed is used to give a tart edge, but it’s not yet available in North America. We have tried substituting ground anardana (dr