- Farmer Sam
Shiso, also known as Perilla, is related to mint and basil and can be used in salads the same way. Larger leaves can be tough so be sure to tear or chop them.
Cucumber salad with Shiso
2-3 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced medium thin. If cucumbers are large and seedy cut in half and scoop out the seeds before slicing
2 1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/3 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp sesame seeds, black or white will work but black gives a nice pop of color
6-7 small-medium shiso leaves, chopped or torn
In a medium bowl add sliced cucumbers, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and salt. Taste for seasoning and adjust. Add in sesame seeds and shiso leaves. You can use red or green shiso or a combination of both. Taste again and adjust as needed.