Simple Korean Cucumber Salad

September 25, 2016

Author Notes: This recipe -I thought - was too simple to put up but I was surprised by the response I got from it. Simple amazing Cucumber Salad with Sweet Tangy Soy sauce dressing with a little heat. Just in 5 min. JinJoo Lee

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber (Japanese, English, Persian)
  • 1 tablespoon Korean soy sauce (Kikkoman works too)
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, chopped
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Slice cucumbers into thin slices. Around 1/8 inch (3 mm).
  2. Mix soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Pour soy vinegar into the bowl with cucumbers.
  3. Then, add 1/2 tsp chili powder and sesame seeds. Mix and taste. Add more chili powder if you want. Doing it in this order allows you to taste and control the amount of chili powder based on how spicy you want it.
  4. Add chopped green onions and mix again.
  5. Serve immediately for the most fresh and crunchy cucumber flavor. You can also let it sit for 10-15 minutes for the cucumbers to absorb the dressing before serving.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Sojin November 24, 2018
This is very popular in Korean cuisine. Refreshing and delicious. It is a great side dish with meat. This recipe is simple yet delicious!!<br />
 
An-Jen T. February 3, 2018
Excellent recipe. I make a slight modification and add 1/2 to 1 tbs of sesame oil. It mellows out the vinegar a bit and enhances the "sesameness" as it were.
 
An-Jen T. February 3, 2018
Excellent recipe. I make a slight modification and add 1/2 to 1 tbs of sesame oil. It mellows out the vinegar a bit and enhances the "sesameness" as it were.
 
Margo S. April 15, 2017
This is honestly one of the best of the cucumber salad recipes that I've tried. This always goes fast in my house, and everyone who tries it, likes it. Thanks!