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Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad

A refreshing salad that makes a great snack or side dish.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Wash the cucumbers and peel the skins in alternating stripes. Depending on the kind of cucumber, you can take all the skin off (if it's bitter) or leave it all on.
  2. Slice the cucumbers in half and scoops out the seeds with a spoon. Slice the cucumbers 1/4 inch thick piece. They should look like little horseshoes.
  3. Sprinkle the cucumbers with the salt and toss to coat. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  4. After an hour, take them out of the fridge and squeeze as much water out of them as you can. You can skip this step, but the salad will be more watery.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber with the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar, all to taste.
  6. Add the soy sauce little by little to taste until you reach the desired saltines. Stir in the chili paste (optional) and serve cold.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 93 calories in 1 serving of Spicy Chinese Cucumber Salad.
Calorie break-down: 39% fat, 50% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 40
Calories 92
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.4g 7%
  Saturated Fat 0.56g 3%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.54g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.357g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1317mg 55%
Potassium 360mg  
Total Carbohydrate 12.47g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
  Sugars 6.06g  
Protein 2.73g  
 
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
5%
of RDI*
(92 calories)
5% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (50%)
 
Fat (39%)
 
Protein (11%)
Carbohydrates, 12.47g (50%) Fat, 4.4g (39%) Protein, 2.73g (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories