Korean cucumber and sesame seed salad

    30 min

    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!

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    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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    This is excellent. The second time I made it I used sesame oil instead of vegetable, Rice vinegar and added some Gari (pickled ginger) Brought it to work and everyone raved!  -  21 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a nice, refreshing and easy "banchan" (korean sidedish). I often make it without the carrots, but increase the green onion. I like it with a little bit of sugar added, but it's nice as is.  -  29 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really yummy. We made it a whole meal by pairing it with two other recipes from this site, Korean BBQ Beef and Korean squash as well as some jasmine rice. I added about 1tsp of sugar and next time I won't use quite as much red pepper flakes...Rachel  -  06 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)