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chinese cucumber cold dish recipe

Chinese cucumber cold dish recipe

  • Author: chef
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Chinese cucumber cold dish recipe. This refreshing and tangy dish features crisp cucumbers tossed in a flavorful dressing, perfect for any meal. Try it now for a burst of flavor in every bite!


  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • Green onions, thinly sliced (for garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Start by preparing the cucumbers. Wash them thoroughly and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Using a knife or vegetable peeler, remove the skin from the cucumbers in alternating strips to create a striped pattern.
  3. Slice the cucumbers thinly into rounds or julienne strips and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and chili oil (if using) to make the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the sliced cucumbers and toss gently to coat evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the cucumbers and toss again to distribute.
  7. Transfer the dressed cucumbers to a serving dish and garnish with sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve the Chinese cucumber cold dish immediately or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld before serving.


  • English cucumbers are preferred for their thin skin and fewer seeds, but regular cucumbers can be used as well.
  • Adjust the amount of garlic and chili oil according to your preference for garlic and spiciness.
  • Toasting sesame seeds enhances their nutty flavor, but they can also be used untoasted if preferred.
  • For a decorative touch, garnish the dish with additional sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.
  • Serve the Chinese cucumber cold dish chilled for maximum refreshment, making it perfect for hot summer days.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days, but note that the cucumbers may release some liquid over time. Drain excess liquid before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 50 kcal per serving
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0

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