Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cucumber Walnut Stir Fry

Cucumbers are good for more than just salad!  I created this recipe to showcase my home-grown cucumbers; if you're not lucky enough to have cucs in your garden this time of year, move to California.  Or file this recipe away for next summer, whichever you think is best.

The Ingredients:
3 large cucumbers, halved lengthwise if desired, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
2 c walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
olive oil

3 T mirin
2 T + 1 t white balsamic vinegar
3/4 t cornstarch

The Process:
  1. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Over low heat, cook the garlic with a splash of olive oil in a wok or very large skillet for 2 minutes.
  3. Add walnuts and cook, stirring constantly, 2 more minutes.
  4. Raise heat to medium-high, add cucumbers, and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add sauce and cook 1 minute.
  6. Add green onion and cook 1 more minute.
  7. Serve over your favorite cooked grain; I think quinoa goes well with this.


  1. Mr treehugger would hate this 'cos it contains two things he dislikes - cucumber and walnuts. So I'll just have to make it and eat it all myself!!
    Hee hee hee

  2. I hope you're REALLY hungry when you try it, 'cause this makes a ton.


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