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Hot & Sour Cucumber Sticks

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  English cucumber 2 , ends trimmed, cut in half lengthwise
  Sesame seed oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Roasted black sesame seeds 2 Teaspoon (Dry Roasted)
  Pomegranate seeds 2 Tablespoon (If Desired)
Hot and sour dressing
  Rice vinegar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole red chili 2 Small, stemmed, cut in half lengthwise, seeded, ribs removed (Fresh Ones)

With a small spoon, scrape out and discard seeds in each cucumber half.
Cut each half lengthwise down middle in 2 to 3 long strips.
Cut strips in 1 -1 /2-inch-long sticks.
Prepare Hot & Sour Dressing.
Stir in cucumber sticks.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
Stir in sesame seed oil up to 30 minutes before serving .
With a slotted spoon, remove cucumbers sticks and chili peppers to a serving dish.
Remove peppers, if desired.
Sprinkle with black Dry Roasted Sesame Seeds and pomegranate seeds, if desired.
Hot & Sour Dressing: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Stir well until sugar is dissolved.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 540 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.6%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1462.3 mg60.9%

Total Carbohydrates 120 g39.9%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16.1%

Sugars 109.6 g

Protein 4 g8.8%

Vitamin A 8.2% Vitamin C 43%

Calcium 15.2% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hot & Sour Cucumber Sticks Recipe