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How to make spicy cucumber salad

The spicy cucumber salad. Toss together a few ingredients and you have a quick and easy salad or spicy snack. 



  • 3-4 cucumbers – small, sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic – minced
  • 1 tb korean chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds – toasted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsps white sugar
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil



  1. Wash, dry and slice the cucumbers in thin diagonal slices. Set in a bowl, top with salt, mix and let sit unattended for 5 or 10 minutes. 
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to make sure all is well combined. Pour over cucumbers and chill for several hours. 


NOTE: although it will give it a different flavor, if you can’t find Korean chili flakes, you can substitute chipotle powder or hot paprika and sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes. Thin cucumbers work best for this recipe. 

Instead of serving it as a side salad, I sometimes just cube the cucumbers, let them sit in the dressing to get really saturated and then serve with toothpicks as part of a charcuterie board or just a little snack with a cold beer or wine. 



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