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Refreshing & spicy, this is a great salad to accompany any type of grilling party.

4 Japanese cucumbers
1½ teaspoons sea salt
2 to 3 teaspoons Wadaman Organic Roasted Golden Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon Wadaman Organic Golden Sesame Oil
1½ teaspoons soy sauce (Horikawaya Nomura Mitsuboshi or Yamaki Jozo)
½ teaspoon tobanjan
⅛ teaspoon grated garlic
⅛ teaspoon grated ginger

Place the whole cucumbers on a cutting board and rub them with sea salt. Not all of the salt will stick and that is ok. Let sit for 10 minutes.

This is the fun part: use a small rolling pin to gently smash each cucumber. Be careful not to pulverize them - you just want them a little cracked. Use your hands to break them up into large bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl for mixing.

In another bowl, combine the sesame seeds and oil, soy sauce, tobanjan, garlic and ginger. Pour some of this mixture over the cucumbers and toss together. Taste for seasoning, adjusting if necessary.

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