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Cucumber Salad with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Cucumber Salad with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Cucumber Salad with Garlic Sauce Recipe

This recipe works well with small slender Japanese or English hothouse cucumbers.

Ingredients :

    • 4 Japanese or 2 English hothouse cucumbers
    • 6 cloves garlic, smashed (not chopped) with flat edge of knife
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

Method :

    1. Cut the ends off the cucumbers, smash them on a board with the flat side of a cleaver and slice them into 3-cm (11/4-in) chunks. Place in a bowl with the smashed garlic.
    2. Add the seasonings and toss well to mix the flavors. Set aside to marinate for 25–30 minutes, then serve or keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

If using hothouse cucumbers, deseed the cucumbers before cutting. For a spicier taste, 1 or 2 chopped red finger-length chilies may also be added. Some chefs also add chopped spring onions or coriander.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 10 mins + marinating time