• 1 cucumber
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (or Korean chilli powder from an Asian grocery store)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 spring onion

Cucumbers are actually much more versatile than many of us realise, as this Korean cucumber salad proves. By serving cucumber slices with a dressing based on chilli flakes, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and oil, you add a whole new flavour dimension to the cucumber and it’s the ideal accompaniment for a huge range of Asian dishes.

Moreover, it’s definitely not hard to make this taste sensation. It takes just ten minutes to prepare this delicious cucumber salad, which will be a sure-fire hit with everybody. So give it a try!

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  • Thinly slice the cucumber.
  • Finely chop or press the garlic. Put it in a bowl and then mix together with the chilli flakes, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sugar to make a dressing.
  • Mix the cucumber through the dressing, then serve the Korean cucumber salad on a plate.
  • Garnish with the sesame seeds and thinly chopped rings of spring onion.

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