Rating: 4.33 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This salad is spicy, light, refreshing and packed full of flavor. Sliced cucumbers are tossed in a hot and spicy dressing. Serve as cold starter.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
28 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 a dry skillet over medium heat. Add red chile peppers; cook and stir until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool and transfer to a spice grinder; pulse until coarsely ground.

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  • Mix ground chile peppers, soy sauce, spring onion, sesame oil, hot chile oil, brown sugar, garlic, black vinegar, and sesame seeds together in a bowl to make dressing.

  • Place cucumbers on a serving plate. Pour dressing on top and toss well. Let sit before serving, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 21g; fat 8.3g; sodium 491.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2020
7.3.18... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/257513/sichuan-cucumber-salad/ ... LIked this! I did a li'l subbing, but don't think the flavor strayed too much. I used 1/2t crushed red pepper instead of the dried chiles. 'Think I'd up to 3/4t next time. Plain oil, not hot chili; & rice wine vinegar instead of Chinese black vinegar. That's okay, right? ;D I think the more I have this, the more I'll like it. It's a bit salty. Salt & I are friends so that's okay, but may up the sugar a weensy - or take the easy way out & less soy. It's good. Try it. :) ... S liked a lot & suggested adding shrimp. Huh! Huh-huh, may just ... ! Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2017
Delicious and spicy. I used a spiralizer and added some radishes. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2020
7.3.18... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/257513/sichuan-cucumber-salad/ ... LIked this! I did a li'l subbing, but don't think the flavor strayed too much. I used 1/2t crushed red pepper instead of the dried chiles. 'Think I'd up to 3/4t next time. Plain oil, not hot chili; & rice wine vinegar instead of Chinese black vinegar. That's okay, right? ;D I think the more I have this, the more I'll like it. It's a bit salty. Salt & I are friends so that's okay, but may up the sugar a weensy - or take the easy way out & less soy. It's good. Try it. :) ... S liked a lot & suggested adding shrimp. Huh! Huh-huh, may just ... ! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2019
Pretty good recipe for an asian cucumber salad. My only real complaint is that I felt the sesame overpowered the recipe and would cut back on the amount a little. However, I did have to make a few substitutes. I scaled down the recipe to make 2 servings and added some crushed red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp: substitute is 1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper per dried red chile pepper). I didn’t have black vinegar and used rice wine vinegar, which I think is why I was missing the little bit of sweetness from how my Chinese Mom made it when I was growing up. She tells me next time in a pinch, try “combining rice wine vinegar with sugar” or “a little water, a little rice wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar (vinegar in equal measurement but more on the water”. My husband thought it was spicy but I didn’t. My rating of 4 stars is solely based on the amount of sesame oil as I felt it to be over powering, but this is easy to adjust to my liking. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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