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Spicy Cucumber Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt


  • Slice the cucumbers thin, place them in a bowl, then sprinkle the cucumbers with salt and let them sit for 30 minutes. Water will draw out of the cucumbers. Remove the water from the bowl.
  • Combine the garlic, rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili paste, crushed red pepper (or cayenne powder), sugar, and sesame oil. Pour over the cucumbers and toss the cucumbers to coat.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of either crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper powder on top and serve.