Chinese tiger salad

    25 min

    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.

    6 people made this

    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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    7.20.18... ... 'Not much to this tastewise. 'Only change was 1c cilantro, not 2. Two cups of cilantro is a lotta cilantro vs the amount of other ingredients. I'll let it sit & try again later ... Later: Better, but still three stars.  -  20 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a tasty and refreshing salad - and very attractive! As written it was not sufficiently spicy for my taste. I used black pepper instead of salt, added toasted sesame seeds, and used a full teaspoon of the crushed red pepper in the sauce. I tossed grilled chicken breast strips with the vegetables, then sprinkled more red pepper flakes on top before serving. Perfect!  -  25 Oct 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Saw this featured in this month's Allrecipes magazine and decided to try the recipe. It was so simple with a short ingredient list, and easy to make, yet very flavorful. Love all the cilantro! The red pepper flakes definitely give it a nice kick. (To save a step I did not salt the English cucumber as instructed. I didn't find the small mount of water from the cucumber after it had been seeded to be a problem.)  -  17 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)