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Crunchy Chinese Cucumber Salad

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“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.”
2hrs 40mins

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.

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