This is a really delicious, light salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt; set aside to drain for 1 hour.

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  • Whisk the vinegar and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved; add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds; stir.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 780.3mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (85)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2009
Somehow was too tart--perhaps I put too much ginger in it? Read More
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119 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2009
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. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2009
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. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
This was good. Nice mix of flavors and a great way to use up the plethora of cucumbers during the summer. I didn't have any peppers or sesame seeds on hand, so threw in some green onions. Was a hit at the dinner table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2010
This is a great change of pace from the standard vinegar cucumber recipe. I left out the peppers because I don't like spicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Tasty, simple, and my 3 year old ate it! Didn't have red chili peppers so I substituted a bit of Asian garlic chili sauce (Siracha) which seemed to work well! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/21/2009
Somehow was too tart--perhaps I put too much ginger in it? Read More
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