Recipe: Easy Chinese cucumber salad

This cucumber salad is very easy to make. I often make it as extra vegetable dish, when you need some veggie vitamins. I think it originates from China, since I learned it from my mother and adjusted it to my liking.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tsp salt

Sauce:

  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp oil + sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

Extra:

  • 1 tsp hot sauce (老干妈LaoGanMa)

cucumber salad ingredients

Directions:

1 _ Cut spring onions. Put in a bowl.

cucumber spring onion

2 _ Cut cucumber in 5cm long slices. Put in a bowl.

cucumber slices

3 _ Mix 1 tsp (or less) salt in the cucumber bowl. Set cucumber bowl aside.

4 _ Add 2 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp sesame oil with the spring onions.

add oil

5 _ Microwave for 15 sec, with a paper towel over the bowl. This prevents splattering.

6 _ The spring onions are now fragrant, because of the hot oil. Add 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp vinegar. Mix.

7 _ Remove excess water from the cucumber. You can use a paper towel to soak it up.

cucumber juice

8 _ Add sauce to cucumber. Taste and add more sauce if needed. Adjust to your liking.

add sauce

Enjoy!

cucumber hot oil

Instead of spring onion you can also use garlic. In China they use a lot of raw garlic. Garlic gives a more authentic taste, but beware: bad breath guaranteed.

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