Japanese Cucumber, Orange Pepper and Red Grape Salad

3 cups sliced English Cucumber..(half moon)
1/2 cup very thin sliced red onion
3/8 cup thin sliced Orange Pepper
1 cup seedless plump red grapes sliced in half
3 Tbsp chopped chives
1 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds
1/2 of an Orange…zested
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Dressing:
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp agave nectar
1/8 tsp kosher salt

Directions..In a large bowl..combine all ingredients except dressing and gently fold together..in a small bowl combine rice wine vinegar, agave nectar and salt..then slowly whisk in sesame oil..pour directly over cucumber salad..cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to come together…recheck for seasoning…garnish with more black sesame seeds…Enjoy!!!


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