Spicy Cucumber Salad


Spicy cucumber salad is a perfect side dish for chicken or pork satay, the spiciness will go great with the kind of salty satay and plain rice.

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Spicy cucumber salad
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-03-12, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 08-03-2021

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Spicy cucumber salad


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  • 1 cucumber
  • 50 ml of vinegar
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • spoon or melon baller
  • medium-sized bowl

Spicy Cucumber Salad

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

PEEL the red onion and finely chop half of the onion. Check here how to easily cut onions. RINSE the cucumber with cold running water, slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a spoon or melon baller to remove the seeds.

If you keep the seeds, the salad will be more watery so that's why we like it better without. Chop the rest of the cucumber into cubes.  

Spicy cucumber salad
Spicy cucumber salad

Finishing up the spicy cucumber salad -- 15 minutes

Combine cucumber cubes, chopped red onion, ground ginger, vinegar, sambal and caster sugar. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes and season with pepper and salt.

Enjoy, for example with satay skewersnasi goreng or babi panggang and serve with plain rice or noodles.

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