Chinese Spicy Cucumber Salad

Chinese Spicy Cucumber Salad

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  • ingredients:

  • 4

    Persian cucumbers

  • ½

    tsp salt

  • 1

    tbsp finely chopped garlic

  • ~ 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • ~ ½ tbsp sesame oil

  • ~ ½ tbsp granulated sugar

  • ~ 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • ~ ½ tbsp chili paste

  • ~ ½ tbsp red chili flakes


1. Cut the cucumbers in half. Then slice each half into quarters, lengthwise. If you have time, place the cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle salt over them. Let them sit for about 30 minutes, to let the salt draw out water from the cucumbers, which you then drain before adding your sauce ingredients. If you don't have time, you can skip this step. The end result will be a little more watery and a little less crunchy, but still very good. 2. Next, add in all the remaining ingredients. Please remember that each one is just an estimate, you should start with what is written and toss the cucumbers, then taste. Add whatever you think is needed after tasting. You can eat right away or let the cucumbers sit in the fridge to further develop the flavors.


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