Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bloodrose_z

Makes 4 servings



From http://chinesefood.about.com/od/soupsaladvegetables/r/spicy_cucumber.htm

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad

2 cucumbers
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 fresh red chili pepper
1 tablespoon Oil, Sesame

Recipe Directions for Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad

  1. Peel the cucumbers if desired. Cut in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds in the middle. Cut diagonally into thin slices, no more than 1/2 inch.

  2. Lay the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave for at least 1 hour and pat dry with paper towels, squeezing out any excess water. (Note: I find that weighing down the cucumbers during salting so they release more water keeps them crisp and helps prevent a watery dressing from collecting at the bottom of the bowl. I weighed the cucumbers down with 2 resealable plastic bags about 3/4 full with water; you can also use a saucer).

  3. While desalting the cucumbers, in a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar. Cut the chili pepper in half, remove the seeds and chop into pieces.

  4. Heat the sesame oil on medium heat. Add the chopped chili pepper and heat for about 30 seconds.

  5. Re-stir the sauce and pour it into the wok. Heat briefly, stirring, to blend the flavors.

  6. Add the cucumbers and cook briefly (no more than 1 minute), stirring to heat thorough. Serve immediately hot, or cover and chill before serving.

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
59
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1101mg
46%
Potassium
238mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
6.6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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