A lot of people think that cucumbers are boring, but they are actually an excellent ingredient to use. They are cold, crisp and refreshing and are great for carrying strong flavors without being too overpowering. The crunchy texture makes a great addition to any dish, especially grilled meats and fish.
Making cucumber salad is very simple and easy but will take your Asian cooking to the next level. The spicy flavors are exciting and satisfying, and the bright green color of the cucumber looks fantastic when you place the salad bowl on the table. Check out our favorite recipes for spicy Asian cucumber salad.
This recipe for preparing cucumbers uses a combination of soy, garlic, sesame oil and chili for a spicy flavor that tastes authentically Asian. The crunchy cucumbers are coated in the delicious and can be served on the side of any meal to add more texture, flavor, and color to your plate.
The trick to getting the perfect cucumbers is to let them drain for 30 minutes so they don’t carry too much excess moisture, and to leave the cucumbers to chill in the fridge for several hours after the dressing is added so the flavors can mingle and intensify.
Cucumbers are certainly the star of the show in this salad, but they are accompanied by green onions and tomatoes (which are optional) to create a colorful and tasty side dish.
Fresh lime juice adds a zesty element to the salad whilst minced ginger creates a fragrant flavor which is quintessential with Asian cuisine. You can make this dish up to an hour before serving.
This crunchy cucumber salad is both spicy and refreshing at the same time. You will love the strong garlicky flavors and the vibrant green color of this salad. It tastes particularly good when it is chilled and is the perfect accompaniment to a meaty dish on a Summer day.
Why don’t you make this salad to take to your next BBQ as a change from the usual pasta and potato salads?
This recipe uses fresh mint leaves to lift the flavors of the dish and create a very summery flavor which the whole family will love. Cucumbers and mint is a classic combination, but the Asian seasoning adds a complex and layered flavor which will pair well with any kind of Asian cuisine.
Try serving this salad alongside a curry, or roasted meat with a Chinese marinade. The possibilities are endless!
This spicy Asian cucumber salad recipe is ideal for a dinner party as you can make it the day before. This means there is less work to do on the day and you can spend more time with your guests.
The green colors in this salad look healthy and appetizing, and you can control how much chili you add into the recipe. This means you can keep it tame if your guests don’t love spicy food, or be adventurous and give it a real kick!
As the name of this recipe suggests, you can have a tasty Asian style cucumber salad ready and on the table in only 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can prepare it quickly in the morning while you are making your coffee and then whip it out at dinner time as the perfect side dish to go alongside grilled meat. With ginger, garlic, sesame, soy and chili, this salad is packed with delightful flavors that will have you coming back for seconds!
This salad recipe uses carrots as well as cucumber for an extra crunchy texture, a touch of sweetness, and even more nutrients. They also add an exciting pop of color to the salad which makes it look even more appealing when the bowl is placed on the table for everyone to tuck into.
Try serving this salad alongside some pork lettuce wraps or a stir fry. It would also go really well with grilled shrimp or meat, so consider making this recipe before your next BBQ.
With delicious salty flavors, fragrant ginger, strong green onions and fresh cilantro, you will not be able to get enough of this salad. IThe flavors are bright and fresh, the texture is crunchy, and the cold cucumbers are perfectly refreshing.
The ginger is minced which means the flavor is evenly distributed across the whole salad. The chili garlic sauce brings all of the flavors together into one tasty mouthful.
This salad is packed with cucumber, red pepper, red onions, green onions and carrots. This means that it is not only full of flavor, it is also very nutritious. The different vegetables also add different colors to the salad which makes it look even more appetizing.
The dressing is made with fresh ginger, soy, garlic, and sesame oil for a deep Asian flavor. The addition of cayenne pepper is optional, but it adds a lovely warmth that ties all of the other flavors together.
If you want to add a garnish to your salad, fresh cilantro and crushed peanuts work very well. You can make this salad more or less spicy depending on how many jalapenos you decide to use.
If you are looking for a refreshing cucumber salad that is easy to make but packed with bold flavors then look no further. The garlic, ginger, soy and chili oil come together to create a delicious Asian flavor.
Sesame oil is used for the taste, but sesame seeds are also added for an extra crunchy texture. If you leave the cucumber to sit in the dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving then the flavors will be even more intense.