Korean Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Spicy, crunchy and tangy Korean cucumber salad is a great side dish with your Korean barbecue. Thin slices of crisp cucumber are marinated in a vinegar-based sauce that’s tinged red with gochugaru, Korean red chili flakes, which is essential in Korean cooking.
Side Dish
Korean
10
ingredients
7
steps
20
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
2
Kirby cucumbers
1 tsp
kosher salt, see notes
1/4
onion, sliced thinly
2 tsp
finely chopped scallions
1 tblsp
gochugaru, Korean red chili flakes
1 1/2 tsp
white or rice vinegar
1 tsp
granulated sugar
1
garlic clove, minced
1 tsp
sesame seeds
1 tsp
sesame oil

Directions 7 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Wash and dry the cucumber.

Step 2

Cut off the ends and use a mandolin to thinly slice the cucumber into ¼-inch slices.

Step 3

In a large bowl, toss the cucumber and the kosher salt together and let sit for 15 minutes.

Step 4

While the cucumber is draining, make the dressing. In a bowl, mix together the scallions, gochugaru, vinegar, sugar, garlic, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Set aside.

Step 5

When the cucumbers have released their liquid, rinse the cucumbers in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 6

Toss the cucumbers with the dressing until well coated.

Step 7

Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold. Enjoy paired with Korean dishes such as chicken bulgogi or LA galbi.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
100
FAT
3.8 g
PROTEIN
2.8 g
CARBS
17 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

27 Jul 2022

This is really a side dish or condiment but it's also a yummy snack!

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Glen B.

Glen

12 Jul 2022

Perfect side dish recipe for our Korean BBQ night.

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Sandra G.

Sandra

08 Jul 2022

Simple, easy, and healthy!

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