Fast Chinese Cucumber Salad

"This recipe is from a friend of mine. A quick snack or appetizer salad. Adjust sugar, vinegar and soy sauce to your own preference."
photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Lavender Lynn
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  • Whisk soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and sesame oil together until the sugar is blended.
  • Add garlic to the mixture and stir a few times.
  • Add the mixture to the cucumbers and toss.

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  1. We love marinated cukes, and this is a delightfully different version. Soy sauce and sesame oil give the dish quite a lot of color as well as flavor. It has some fairly strong flavors, especially if you bite into a chunk of the crisp fresh garlic! Made for Pick A Chef.
  2. I bought 5 cucumbers for a dollar, so this recipe worked great to use some up! I did use regular cucumbers. Thank you!
  3. We loved this. It is so simple yet exactly what we were looking for. I had this when I was very young and was looking for the recipe. Thanks!


I'm a 28 years old wife who lives in the Bay Area with my hubby. I do not work. In my spare time I like to sample recipes from recipezaar. I also enjoy baking some sweets once in a while but normally my hubby and I can't finish everything I bake. We hope to have children soon so that there will be people around the house to eat everything I cook. I like to cook Chinese or Asian food as I am Chinese and I find it's easier for me to find the needed ingredients from home without buying a lot of groceries to prepare for one dish. My passion is eating. Sounds odd? friends also share the same passion. My friend was criticized for considering eating as her passsion. She was told that eating is not considered a passion, it's considered a necessity and it's something you just have to do. What do you think? We eat out whenever we feel bored of our own cooking. That's why I gained weight over the past year. I go to the gym 3 times a week(sometimes not even twice a week).
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