Crunchy Chinese Cucumber Salad

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 25 mins

A lovely crunchy salad which takes a bit more time than a simple cucumber salad, but it's really worth it! Goes well as a starter or a side dish with a chinese meal. Cooking time includes leaving the cucumbers in salted water for 20 minutes and standing time (to develop the flavour of the salad) of 2 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preparation of cucumber:.
  2. Half washed but unpeeled cucumber lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon and discard. Slice into ca 1/2 cm / 1/5 inch pieces. Put into a bowl.
  3. Mix hot water and salt and pour it over the cucumber pieces. Leave cucumbers in water for ca 20 minutes.
  4. Dressing:.
  5. Heat oil in a medium skillet.
  6. Add chilli and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients of the dressing until the sesame oil. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add garlic and sesame. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Put aside.
  9. Finish Salad:.
  10. Drain the cucumber pieces (after the 20 minutes in the water) and squeeze them slightly. Mix with the dressing (I do this in the skillet and put salad afterwards into a bowl) and leave the salad for 2 hours to develop its flavour.
  11. Serve as a starter or as a side dish to a chinese meal.
Most Helpful

Wow! You even can use the leftover dressing for a smaller salad later.

riikkamaria October 15, 2012

This was very different than any cucumber salad I've had and I loved it! I used a jalapeno (sliced seeds and all) because I always have them on hand. I also used splenda in place of regular sugar. I really enjoyed crunchy and delicious. I thought there were going to be leftovers for me today but db ate them all. I did put the leftover dressing back in the fridge so I can just drizzle it over a salad today. I will make this again.

jrusk January 28, 2009

I loved your combination of cucumbers,with all the spicy ingredients.I made this with Shapeweavers Asian Pork and noodle bowl.Went very well together.Thank -you for a nice way to eat cucumbers.Thanks!Rose of Sharon

out of here January 20, 2007