This is a popular salad from Northern China that's gaining popularity in the United States. Toss in peanuts, shrimp, or tofu for some protein.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 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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  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and gently scrape out seeds with a spoon. Cut each half crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into thin, uniform strips and transfer to a bowl. Toss cucumber with 1 teaspoon salt and let stand 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, cut green onions and bell peppers into thin, uniform strips, about 2 inches long.

  • Transfer cucumber to a fine-mesh sieve, rinse, and drain well. Whisk together vinegar, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add cucumber, green onions, bell peppers, and cilantro, and toss well.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.9g 2% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 495.5mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2016
Saw this featured in this month's Allrecipes magazine and decided to try the recipe. It was so simple with a short ingredient list and easy to make yet very flavorful. Love all the cilantro! The red pepper flakes definitely give it a nice kick. (To save a step I did not salt the English cucumber as instructed. I didn't find the small mount of water from the cucumber after it had been seeded to be a problem.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2018
7.20.18... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247246/tiger-salad/... 'Not much to this tastewise. 'Only change was 1c cilantro not 2. Two cups of cilantro is a lotta cilantro vs the amount of other ingredients. I'll let it sit & try again later... Later: Better but still three stars. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2016
Saw this featured in this month's Allrecipes magazine and decided to try the recipe. It was so simple with a short ingredient list and easy to make yet very flavorful. Love all the cilantro! The red pepper flakes definitely give it a nice kick. (To save a step I did not salt the English cucumber as instructed. I didn't find the small mount of water from the cucumber after it had been seeded to be a problem.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2016
This is a tasty and refreshing salad - and very attractive! As written it was not sufficiently spicy for my taste. I used black pepper instead of salt added toasted sesame seeds and used a full teaspoon of the crushed red pepper in the sauce. I tossed grilled chicken breast strips with the vegetables then sprinkled more red pepper flakes on top before serving. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
This was delicious. Very fresh and bright taste from the cilantro. I didn't have green peppers but used a trio of smaller red orange and yellow pepper. I served it with grilled salmon Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2018
7.20.18... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/247246/tiger-salad/... 'Not much to this tastewise. 'Only change was 1c cilantro not 2. Two cups of cilantro is a lotta cilantro vs the amount of other ingredients. I'll let it sit & try again later... Later: Better but still three stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2017
My husband made this last week! We liked it so much I am making it again tonight for a dinner party!! Wonderful play on flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2018
It is a very good salad as is but with some changes... WOW!! I cut the cilantro to about 1/2 cup, added Garlic, Cumin, minced onion, 1 tsp agave nectar and a dash or two of Cayenne pepper instead of the flakes. SOOO VERY GOOD!! Took it to a potluck and had several ask for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
Made this at Christmas -- the colors were perfect. My family raved about the delicious fresh taste. Looks like this will be the newest addition to the traditional menu and a permanent rotation. Excellent! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
This was AMAZING! Perfect blend of seasonings. Don't change a thing!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
I had no idea what to do with a cucumber a pepper green onions and cilantro. Put into this great ingredient search and WOW. This is tasty as heck. Make sure you have toasted sesame on hand...that really makes it. I used a whole English cucumber and an orange pepper because that's all I had. I love this salad. Read More