Sichuan Crushed Cucumber Salad

Blank Slate Kitchen cucumber salad

Sichuan Crushed Cucumber Salad

Quick and easy, light and refreshing, perfect for summer picnics or a quick side salad at dinner. This Sichuan cucumber salad is sure to impress with its complexity of flavor, while being super simple to prepare.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Blank Slate Kitchen Sichuan Chili Oil
  • ½ tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • cilantro , leaves from around 5 sprigs
  • scallion , thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Rinse cucumber and peel the skin if it is tough. Cut in half length-wise, lay on cutting board and smack with the side of a wide knife, a rolling pin, wine bottle, or whatever is handy. Cut into bite-size chunks.
  • Toss the cucumber with salt and put in a colander to drain for 15 minutes.
  • Make dressing: mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and Sichuan Chili Oil together.
  • Add cucumbers to dressing, mix well, then sprinkle with sesame seeds, cilantro and scallion.

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