• 200 g tempeh
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 50 ml water
  • 2 Wokcue cucumber
  • 6 tbsp peanut oil for frying
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped with seeds
  • 5 cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 125 g red cabbage, cut into strips
  • 125 g pointed cabbage, cut into strips
  • 3 spring onions, cut into rings
  • 175 g husked edamame
  • Black pepper to taste

Dressing ingredients

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp marinade from the tempeh
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 20 g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 300 g of rice

Author of this recipe

Asian wok cucumber

Asian wok cucumber

Food blogger / food writer

In Western Europe cucumbers are usually eaten raw. In Asian countries they are often prepared in the wok. An Asian cucumber has a prickly skin and the consistency is nore firm. It is therefore... Read more

This cucumber salad recipe is made with stir fry cucumber. We are a big fan of stir fry cucumber! Hopefully you will be a fan as well after making this Asian cucumber salad ;-)

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  • Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package and keep it warm.
  • Cut the tempeh into strips. In a bowl, stir the apple butter with the soy sauce and the water until smooth. Season with a little salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the tempeh and let it marinate for about 10 minutes. Do not throw away the marinade, you will still need it for the dressing.
  • Wash and cut the Wokcue in half lengthwise and cut each half of the cucumber into angled half slices.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, fry the tempeh with 2 tablespoons of oil until crispy for a few minutes. Turn over frequently to avoid burning. Set aside until use.
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a wok and fry the garlic and red pepper for about 2 minutes. Add the grated ginger, Wokcue, red cabbage and pointed cabbage and fry for about 2 minutes. Add the spring onion and edamame beans and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Make a dressing from the olive oil, marinade, sesame oil, fish sauce and soy sauce. Place the stir-fried vegetables on a plate. Pour over the dressing and place the strips of fried tempeh on top.
  • Garnish the salad with cilantro and black sesame. Serve with rice.

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