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Tiger Salad

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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25 m servings 54 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, cut green onions and bell peppers into thin, uniform strips, about 2 inches long.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 54 calories; 3.7 g fat; 4.9 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 495 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 ful...

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!...

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!

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! We've made this 2 times in the past week. Made this exactly as written and tossed in a few toasted sesame seeds before serving.

I will be making this again and again! The ingredients are simple but so tasty. The only thing I adapted was that I just julienned my English cucumber (not enough seeds to worry with, and I was...

Healthy, easy, fresh! Saw this in the AllRecipes magazine and made it substituting red wine vinegar for rice vinegar, added white sesame seeds, and reduced the cilantro (2 cups is a LOT!). This ...

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

This was such a refreshing salad, perfect at our potluck!