Photo: Erin Kunkel; Styling: Melissa Padilla
Active Time
5 Mins
Total Time
5 Mins
Serves 8

The ideal appetizer to satisfy hungry guests before mealtime, this simple duo of crunchy cucumbers and addictively delicious soy aioli will get the job done. But the best part of this refreshing party dip is by far the sesame crumble—a dip topper that's as impressive as it is easy. Pro tip: use leftover aioli as a cooling fish dip.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together mayonnaise, soy sauce, lemon oil, lemon zest, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil in a small bowl until fully incorporated; transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Using a spoon, make an indention on top of aïoli to create a cavity. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil into cavity.

Step 2

Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium. Add sesame seeds, cane sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is toasted, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan, and sprinkle over aïoli. Serve cucumber spears with aïoli.