Asian cucumber and chilli salad

Asian cucumber and chilli salad

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About this recipe: Sliced cucumbers and red chilli peppers are tossed with a rice wine vinegar and sesame oil dressing.


Serves: 6 

  • 2 cucumbers - halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 120ml rice vinegar
  • 50g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 fresh red chilli peppers, sliced

Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr drying  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Put the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt; set aside to drain for 1 hour.
  2. Whisk the vinegar and sugar together until the sugar is dissolved; add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger and sesame seeds; stir.
  3. Rinse salt off the cucumber slices by running under cold water; place in a large bowl with the sliced red chilli peppers. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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