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Spicy Asian Cucumbers Recipe
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Spicy Asian Cucumbers

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"This is one of my favorite ways to prepare cucumbers. Very different from the traditional way."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place cucumbers into a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let drain at least 30 minutes. Shake off excess liquid but don't rinse the cucumbers.
  2. Whisk soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil, and red pepper flakes in a salad bowl. Stir in cucumbers to coat with dressing. Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full sodium amount for the salt used. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 08, 2012

We loved it! I didn't have sesame oil so I just used a bit of olive oil and some sesame seeds. I also added a lot more rice vinegar, maybe about 1/4 cup, and water , 1/4 cup, to the mix so that the cucumbers were slightly swimming. I put them in the fridge for an hour or so. Very yummy and my guests loved them as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 26, 2013

This was okay, husband didn't care for it.

Aug 28, 2012

These are delish. We frequent a Korean Mandu joint here in DC where they serve a cucumber kimchi dish that tastes just like this. Thanks for the recipe. Love it!

Feb 17, 2013

loved this.. used only 1/3 of the sugar.. didn't have chili oil so i added a teaspoon of chili sauce.. used regular white vinegar since i didn't have the rice vinegar.. doubled the garlic and crushed it instead of slicing.. marinated for an hour and a half.. and it was awesome.. ty so much for the recipe

Apr 14, 2014

I used English cucumbers to make it more firm. Held up several days.

Aug 22, 2013

Very good! Substituted white vinegar for rice vinegar, otherwise made as written.

Nov 04, 2013

everyone loves them

Sep 18, 2013

Not for us. There are to many better recipes for cucumbers.


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  • Calories
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1393 mg
  • 56%

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

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