NYT Cooking: In China, cucumbers are considered the ideal foil for hot weather and hot food. Versions of this salad, pai huang gua, are served all over the country, sometimes spiked with dried chiles and Sichuan peppercorns for more dimensions of flavor.
Sesame Noodles Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil in the blender to make quick work of the savory sauce for this noodle salad. Shredded cucumber and carrots add color and crunch.
Mediterranean Spring Rolls - These flaky, restaurant-quality spring rolls are filled with a deliciously different filling of sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Oven baked instead of fried, these sophisticated appetizers are irresistible!