Here is an idea for lunch. There is no meat included, but still it is very filling. What happens when you make a combination of egg, cucumber and soy sauce? Something really tasty. Soy sauce is suitable for this salad for two reasons:
- Many times cucumber is included in sushi recipes (you know: cucumber, avocado, salmon, tuna fish). Sushi and soy sauce are like brother and sister. That is why it is logical that soy sauce will match a cucumber salad perfectly.
- Soy sauce goes great with meat. (Any kind of meat, also fish). Right now you think of juicy chicken pieces, soaked in soy sauce, right? 🙂 Eggs are an animal product and have something in common with chicken meat. That is why they taste amazingly good, covered with soy sauce.
And why is the big green salad leaf? To make the salad pop out. If you serve the salad on a white plate without the green salad leaf, it will look kind of pale and will just loose itself somewhere in all that whiteness…That is why you need a basic, something like a background. Of course, just because the green salad plays the role of decoration doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat it. 🙂 Decorate the plate and eat the decoration! You can do it at home, that is your own salad, after all…
The sesame seeds are also an important part of the game. They match perfectly with the cucumber and contrast to the soy sauce. Always focus on contrast in colors, if you want your salad to not just taste great, but also to look pretty.
If you want to make this cucumber egg salad a little bit more filling and richer, then add some peas or also chickpeas. Summer squash would also fit the structure nicely.
And here is the recipe for the salad. Take a look to remember or just print it. I think it is quite easy to remember the products, isn’t it? I would be happy to read your opinion in the comments below. Thank you!