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Spicy Asian Cucumbers

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars
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"This is one of my favorite ways to prepare cucumbers. Very different from the traditional way."
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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 75
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 75 calories; 3.1 12 1.8 0 1393 Full nutrition

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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 tha...

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8 8 17 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228067/spicy-asian-cucumbers/ ... First impression, sweet; second, salty; third, spicy; fourth on, salty. Sometimes I think I know what I'm doing s...

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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 tha...

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!

2-17-2017 ~My mission was to find a cucumber salad that was something different from the same old cucumbers with sour cream or tomato-cucumber salad. What a happy, delicious find this was! I ...

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 cr...

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

I absolutely love the sauce. I have made this many times now, sometimes it's with cucumbers and sometimes with shredded tofu skin. Both of which is very delicious. I did find that if I were t...

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

These are good!

replcaed pepers with 2tsp garlic pepper sauce. Tastes great, will be making this again.