Korean cucumber and sesame seed salad

Korean cucumber and sesame seed salad


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About this recipe: When I lived in Korea, I was shown this salad that is made with cucumbers, spring onions, carrots and sesame seeds. It's delicious with Bulgogi (Korean barbecued beef) that's also on this site!


Serves: 2 

  • 4 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 spring onion, sliced
  • 1/2 carrot, sliced into matchsticks

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:5min chilling  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together vinegar, black pepper and dried chilli flakes.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in sesame seeds and reduce heat to medium. Cook until seeds are brown, about 5 minutes. Remove seeds with a slotted spoon and stir into vinegar mixture. Mix in cucumber, spring onions and carrot. Cover and chill for at least 5 minutes.

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