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Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Asian Cucumber Salad

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"This is a really delicious, light salad."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Put the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt; set aside to drain for 1 hour.
  2. Whisk the vinegar and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved; add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds; stir.
  3. Rinse salt off the cucumber slices by running under cold water; place in a large bowl with the sliced red chile peppers. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2009

Some of my all-time favorite ingredients in one bowl! I've made it twice this week, and it's fail proof. Used green Thai peppers (very hot!) but I think the red ones would be more aesthetically pleasing. Second time I made it i used 3 cukes because the first time there was a lot of leftover dressing. Perfect for a late dinner salad.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2009

Somehow was too tart--perhaps I put too much ginger in it?

 
Jul 16, 2009

This was so yummy! I didn't salt the cucumbers before (just didn't have time) and they did water things down a bit, so I just added a little more vinegar and suger. I also only used 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil (very strong flavor)and added red pepper flakes and green onion too.

 
Jun 21, 2010

Love it! I omitted the fresh red chile peppers and substituted them with red pepper flakes. I also added a chopped green onion. This makes a LOT of "dressing". Even after adding another cucumber, I still had a lot left over. You could half the liquid ingredients and still have plenty. Very yummy! Will definitely make again.

 
Jun 19, 2011

I had a cucumber salad at a Thai restaurant and was looking for something similiar to make at home. This was very close. Tasted great. I thought it was better the 2nd day after marinating in the vinegar mixture overnight.

 
Jul 20, 2011

I reduced the salad dressing by half and still had quite a bit of it. I added some red onion and was glad i did because it might have been a bit bland without it. The dressing is very good, I did use fresh ginger and garlic and let the salad marinate for about three hours before eating. Served with Honey Ginger Salmon on this website.

 
Aug 16, 2010

This is a great change of pace from the standard vinegar cucumber recipe. I left out the peppers because I don't like spicy.

 
Jul 30, 2010

Very good, and loved by our whole family (including 2 teens who aren't big on cucumbers). Still a great recipe if you happen to be lacking ginger and can't get it. Red pepper flakes work if you are lacking the chilis. I like to let it sit for half an hour in the fridge so the cucumbers really pick up the flavor.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 780 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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