Crunchy Chinese Cucumber Salad

Recipe by tigerduck
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins




  • Preparation of cucumber:
  • 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.
  • Mix hot water and salt and pour it over the cucumber pieces. Leave cucumbers in water for ca 20 minutes.
  • Dressing:
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet.
  • Add chilli and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients of the dressing until the sesame oil. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sesame. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Put aside.
  • Finish Salad:
  • 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.
  • Serve as a starter or as a side dish to a chinese meal.