Rating: 4.36 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A fresh cucumber salad with a real kick! My mom adds rice noodles making it a great lunch or dinner add-on. I prefer it as it is.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Set garlic aside to cool.

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  • Whisk vinegar and sugar in a salad bowl until sugar has dissolved; add chili-garlic sauce, fish sauce, coriander, cooked garlic, and red pepper flakes until thoroughly combined. Stir in cucumbers, peanuts, and green onions to coat with dressing. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 10.5g; sodium 438.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2013
Since most recipes tell you to saute garlic for about 30 seconds I cut back on the time for fear that 5 minutes would turn the garlic bitter. No doubt about it this salad does have a kick. If you're in the middle on spiciness you may want to add half a tablespoon of the chili-garlic sauce taste and then add the rest if you feel you need it. Same comment applies to the addition of the red pepper flakes. This is a pretty nice Asian cuke salad and I definitely liked the flavor of the coriander which is a spice I've not used often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/16/2013
These were okay. It had a balance issue with it but didn't want to mess with it. I didn't have peanuts so that was the only ingredient missing and also altered the chili garlic. Read More
(1)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
I added red onion, chicken, and cooked chow mein noodles. It's so good. The only problem was I didn't have enough for leftovers. I'm going to double it next time so I can enjoy it for lunch the next day as well. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2013
Tasty and spicy. I mostly followed the recipe except used 1/2 tablespoon of fresh coriander and a teaspoon of organic peanut butter (made from just peanuts) in the dressing instead of chopped peanuts because that's what I had. Next time I will use more of both: maybe a full tablespoon of fresh coriander and a tablespoon of peanut butter (if I don't have peanuts). The peanuts are an important part of the taste. We ate this as a side salad to burgers, and it was very good. I imagine it would also taste great on rice. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2013
Since most recipes tell you to saute garlic for about 30 seconds I cut back on the time for fear that 5 minutes would turn the garlic bitter. No doubt about it this salad does have a kick. If you're in the middle on spiciness you may want to add half a tablespoon of the chili-garlic sauce taste and then add the rest if you feel you need it. Same comment applies to the addition of the red pepper flakes. This is a pretty nice Asian cuke salad and I definitely liked the flavor of the coriander which is a spice I've not used often. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2013
These were okay. It had a balance issue with it but didn't want to mess with it. I didn't have peanuts so that was the only ingredient missing and also altered the chili garlic. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2014
Absolutely LOVE this salad! I used a combination of peanuts and about a tablespoon of peanut butter. I will make it again and again! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2016
Very tasty! Even good the next day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2017
This is very tasty and refreshing! I added a drizzle of sesame oil to boost the Asian flavor even more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
I made this for the first time when some Chinese friends were visiting..Xiao'yan must have chowed half of it! Loved it ever since! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
Very good and to add s little color we added shaved carrots Read More