Spicy Asian Cucumbers

Spicy Asian Cucumbers


"This is one of my favorite ways to prepare cucumbers. Very different from the traditional way."


2 h 15 m servings 75 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 12g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1393 mg
  • 56%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cucumbers into a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let drain at least 30 minutes. Shake off excess liquid but don't rinse the cucumbers.
  2. Whisk soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil, and red pepper flakes in a salad bowl. Stir in cucumbers to coat with dressing. Chill 2 to 3 hours before serving.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full sodium amount for the salt used. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.
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  1. 18 Ratings


We loved it! I didn't have sesame oil so I just used a bit of olive oil and some sesame seeds. I also added a lot more rice vinegar, maybe about 1/4 cup, and water , 1/4 cup, to the mix so tha...

These are delish. We frequent a Korean Mandu joint here in DC where they serve a cucumber kimchi dish that tastes just like this. Thanks for the recipe. Love it!

loved this.. used only 1/3 of the sugar.. didn't have chili oil so i added a teaspoon of chili sauce.. used regular white vinegar since i didn't have the rice vinegar.. doubled the garlic and cr...

I used English cucumbers to make it more firm. Held up several days.

Very good! Substituted white vinegar for rice vinegar, otherwise made as written.

We have a ton of cucumbers from the garden so I am always on the lookout for recipes. This is the very best yet. I made no changes and the salad was perfect, even picky teenagers ate it up!

Thank you for sharing this. Officially my favorite way of making anything with cucumbers.

I absolutely love the sauce. I have made this many times now, sometimes it's with cucumbers and sometimes with shredded tofu skin. Both of which is very delicious. I did find that if I were t...

everyone loves them