A beautiful and delicious side dish, this Korean Cucumber Salad is a little sweet and a lot spicy – and a healthy way to enjoy a bounty of cucumbers!
A good salad recipe can really be a treasure in any kitchen. Whether you have people coming over, or you have to make something for a potluck or church supper, having a salad that comes together in ten minutes or less with a few ingredients is GOLD.
Let me repeat: it’s a good feeling!
It makes you feel like you are a superstar, rockstar, queen/king of the kitchen.
Wait… maybe that’s just how I feel 😆😊
I love feeling like I’m on top of my food game.. perhaps because when I was a young child, I remember so vividly my mom telling us that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.
To some extent, that is true. Everyone loves a really good plate of food. Right?
I think I’m right 😉
Korean Style Cucumber Salad
This Korean Style Cucumber Salad is perhaps that very recipe — it’s a little sweet, a little spicy, easy to put together (10 minutes or less) and beautiful on the eyes.
I can’t think of a better reason to make it – right? Even better if you are craving cucumbers from your garden. Double yay!
This salad comes together with:
- granulated sugar
- sesame seed oil
- rice wine vinegar
- chili oil
- soy sauce
- and of course, cucumbers 🥒
They are the star of the show – and without them, you wouldn’t be creating a salad!
Slice up the cucumbers, and set aside. Toss aside the dressing, and then combine. It’s a bit more than that, but that’s the slimmed down version.
Double or, even triple the recipe to feed a crowd. This salad looks gorgeous on a plate or in a large serving bowl – and everyone will really think you spent loads of time on it.
But you didn’t – and I won’t tell! Lets keep it a secret, shall we?
Love this salad?
Here are a few others you may want to try:
Korean Style Cucumber Salad
- 1/2 lb cucumbers
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp chili oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
- sesame seeds for garnish
- Start by slicing the cucumbers into thin rounds or your desired shape.
- Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle 1 tsp of salt over them. Set the bowl aside for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, strain the excess water from the cucumbers. This step helps to remove excess moisture from the cucumbers.
- In a separate bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients: 2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp chili oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 3 cloves of minced garlic, and 2 tsp rice vinegar.
- Stir the dressing mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the prepared dressing to the sliced cucumbers. Toss the cucumbers with the dressing, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- To finish, garnish the salad with sesame seeds for added flavor and texture.
DID YOU MAKE THIS DIP?
If you did, please take a second to leave a comment as I’d love to know how it turned out.
I’d ask you to tag me on social media but I gave up social media several years ago and I don’t have it at all. I still love to read comments and get questions though – so don’t be afraid to leave comments on this post as I do take the time to read and respond when I can.