Easy Cucumber Salad


This recipe comes from a book that I love, but I don’t own yet. It is called Chinese Homestyle you can find a link here


1 English Cucumber (11 ounces or 300 g), partially peeled. 
3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon Chinking vinegar
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons Chili Oil (page 29),
or to taste, for serving (optional)


  1. Here Dry the cucumber with paper towels. Place it on a large cutting board and carefully use the flat side of a knife or cleaver to crush it; a meat pounder will work as well. Cut the cucumber into bite-size pieces and place the pieces in a medium bowl.

  2. Add the garlic to the cucumber.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and sesame oil for the sauce and mix well.

  4. Right before serving, pour the sauce over the cucumber and garlic and mix well. (Do not add the sauce beforehand; it will cause the cucumber to lose water and dilute the sauce.)

  5. Drizzle with the chili oil (if using) and serve.