This a super tasty side dish that is easy to make. I would not say it is like the traditional Kimchi that I buy in the store but more of like a cucumber salad. For this recipe you do need some ingredients that you can find at your local Korean market.
For this recipe I decided to cut the cucumber into uneven chunks. I did this by cutting at an angle and rotating the cucumber around as I did.
Place the cucumber into a bowl and add salt to it. Allow to sit for at least 30 min. I would probably do it a little longer next time. This allows some of the water to be removed from the cucumber.
While the cumber is sitting, make the sauce. Add soya sauce, garlic, Korean pepper flakes and rice vinegar. Allow this to sit.
After the cucumber is done, rinse the cucumber to remove any extra salt.
Add the cucumber to the sauce. You can eat this right away or allow to sit. This is a great side dish or addition to salad.
I found that the longer you let this marinade the garlickier it tastes. So if you don’t like the raw garlic flavor it is best to eat this right away or add less garlic.
Quick Cucumber Kimchi
Inspiration from: https://www.vickypham.com/blog/quick-cucumber-kimchi
- 1 English cucumber
- 1/2 tbsp of salt
For the sauce
- 1/2 tbsp of soya sauce
- 1/2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/2 tbsp of Korean red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp of Sesame oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
Chop up the cucumber and add the salt to it. Toss well and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. While you are waiting, add the remaining sauce ingredients to a bowl. Rinse the cucumber well to remove the extra salt. Add the cucumbers to the sauce and stir well. You can eat this right away or allow to sit for a couple hours.
Enjoy this a side to your meal.
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