Chinese tiger salad

Chinese tiger salad


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About this recipe: This is a bright, crunchy salad that originates from the northeast region of China. Strips of red and green peppers, cucumber and spring onions are tossed in a spicy vinaigrette and topped with fresh coriander. Add peanuts, prawns or tofu if you need a more filling dish.


Serves: 6 

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 large spring onions
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli pepper flakes
  • 90g freshly chopped coriander

Prep:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and gently scrape out seeds with a spoon. Cut each half crosswise into 5cm pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise into thin, uniform strips and transfer to a bowl. Toss cucumber with 1 teaspoon salt and let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, slice spring onions and peppers into thin, uniform strips, about 5cm long.
  3. Transfer cucumber to a fine sieve, rinse and drain well. Whisk together vinegar, sesame oil, chilli flakes and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add strips of cucumber, spring onions, peppers and chopped coriander; toss well.

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