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    Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad

    Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad. Photo by Emily Han

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Emily Han's Note:

    Spicy sliced cucumber banchan (side dish). I'm Korean so this is a mild to medium spicy, but if you are sensitive to spice, half the pepper paste and pepper powder, then add to taste.

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    Serves: 4


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Wash and slice cucumber into 1/4 - 1/8" pieces. Discard ends.
    2. 2
      Spread cucumber slices onto cutting board. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for at least 15 minutes. You should see water start to form on them.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, mix all other ingredients well in a 1.5 Quart mixing bowl. (Use 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar for small to medium size cucumber, 3/4 for larger one).
    4. 4
      Press cucumber slices with paper towel or cheesecloth to remove water.
    5. 5
      Put cucumbers in bowl and stir so they become coated.
    6. 6
      Let marinate at least 1 hour before serving. Cucumbers may start to become a bit limp, but do not let them get soggy due to the vinegar.
    7. 7
      To store, place cucumbers in a plastic container with only a little liquid, and leave in the refrigerator.
    8. 8
      This recipe serves about 4 for banchan (side dish). Cooking time is marinating time. Add or subtract ingredients to taste. Try green onion or more garlic.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 22, 2009


      Another wonderful recipe! I have made your yummy soup, please keep posting your other Korean recipes!! You are awesome!

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    • on September 09, 2008


      This made for a WOW salad! I am relatively new to Korean food, this like the recipes I have tried is so a repeatable! Made using garden fresh cucumbers - yes cucumbers - so good it has already seen to two makings. Other then not having been able to find the powdered red chili pepper (have it on order) I made as posted. The Korean red pepper paste made for a wonderfully spicy cucumber salad that was way beyond my expectations and one I can't wait to serve to family and friends.Thank you Emily.

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    • on August 16, 2008


      Very Good! I didn't use the red chili pepper powder and it was hot enough for us. Will make again. Thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (92 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 23.1
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 117.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 0.5 g

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    korean red pepper paste

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