A standard, refreshing Korean side dish. Serve chilled.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
55 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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  • Place sliced cucumbers in a large bowl and sprinkle evenly with sea salt; allow liquid to drain from cucumbers, about 15 minutes. Spoon cucumbers onto sheets of paper towels; wrap paper towels around cucumbers and wring out as much liquid as possible.

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  • Mix rice vinegar, rice wine, sesame oil, honey, lemon juice, green onion, sesame seeds, walnuts, garlic, Korean red pepper powder, and ground black pepper in a bowl; add cucumbers and toss. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.

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Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sodium from the salt. The actual amount of the salt consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

Red pepper flakes can be substituted for the Korean red pepper powder.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1332.3mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2014
This was an awesome dish. I used the same spice mixture (1/2 tsp Korean red pepper powder) as my homemade kimchi spice mixture and it was great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2014
It didn't say to rinse the salt off the cucumbers. I didn't and I think it turned out very salty. I followed the directions to a tee except for that step. I believe it would have been much better had I rinsed the cucumbers before pressing them in paper towels. Will try again. I toasted the sesame seeds for 1-1/2 minutes on high in the microwave flipping them every 15 seconds. Worked great! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2014
This was an awesome dish. I used the same spice mixture (1/2 tsp Korean red pepper powder) as my homemade kimchi spice mixture and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
I love this recipe but like the tartness n more than the sweet so I add 1/4 c water and sugar and 1/2 c vinegar which makes it perfect for me! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2014
It didn't say to rinse the salt off the cucumbers. I didn't and I think it turned out very salty. I followed the directions to a tee except for that step. I believe it would have been much better had I rinsed the cucumbers before pressing them in paper towels. Will try again. I toasted the sesame seeds for 1-1/2 minutes on high in the microwave flipping them every 15 seconds. Worked great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2018
Made this recipe as a bonchon for the easy beef bulgogi recipe from AR for our 2018 Winter Olympics party. Turned out good but I probably marinated a bit too long (recipe calls for 1h I made it the night before...). In addition I did not wash the salt off after salting the cukes which led it to be saltier than I wanted. The balance of flavors was good though not too spicy. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2017
7 29 17... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233417/refreshing-korean-cucumber-salad/... So here I am ready to review & realized I forgot an ingredient - the rice wine. Okay I forgot the gin. Yeah I read it's a good sub when used for marinades. Too bad I don't have any. I bet that would add to the "refreshing" part of this. Darn!... Well I sweated the cucs then rinsed 'em. Halved the recipe but not the sesame oil - my mistake - but it wasn't too much. A slightly tangy even slightly-er sweet (ha) tad bit spicy dish. 'Missed the comment about subbing crushed red & subbed with 1/2t cayenne. 'Wish I had some gin.:/ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2019
Simple refreshing a little spicy. Very nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2015
This is a delicious recipe that is easy to put together. Like some other reviewers I thought that it would be to salty as set out. I rinsed the cuke slices in fresh water to get out some of the salt. It worked. I used a tbsp of cri Used red pepper and 1/4 tsp of ground cayenne pepper as we didn't have any Korean peppers. It tasted great. Thought that I was back in Seoul. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
Fantastic! This is one of the few ways I can get vegetables into my 13-year-old. Read More