I’m only calling this salad ’cause it’s cold. And it has cucumbers in it.
Inspired by The Civilized Caveman’s recipe for Lemon Cucumber Noodles with Cumin, I took his recipe and ran with it. Bulking it up a li’l with chicken. I used my second favourite kitchen took (at the moment) which is my Lurch Spirali. Cucumber noodles! Neat!!
This was perfect for a hot summer day. Which today is. The only thing that would have been better is if the chicken had already been cooked, cause I had to put the stove on for a bit earlier. Yeach.
Chicken and cucumber noodle salad
Make your noodles. Or slice the cucumber. Or however you're doing this thing. Stick 'em in a bowl with the lemon juice, sesame oil, sesame seeds, cumin and sea salt.Best Spiralizer Tip Ever: Let your noodles sit in a colander. Mix with a generous pinch or three of salt. Put kitchen towel on the top and stick a heavy item (can or three) on it and let it sit for a while. Truly amazing how much liquid comes out! I do this for cucumber and courgette.
Stick the bowl in the fridge for a while to let the flavours 'develop'. (Or, like me, while you cook the chicken.)
Cook the chicken. Let it cool and stick that in the fridge, too.
When you're ready to eat, served the noodles on a plate/bowl and pile the cooked chicken on top. Then throw a bit of the liquid on the top.