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Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad

This spicy cucumber salad (Oi Muchim) has got to be the easiest side dish (banchan) ever – only 15 minutes from start to finish (includes washing up for me hehee).

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Although this is a Korean dish, I serve it with any cuisine (especially Chinese) as a quick “green” on the table.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

There is no cooking involved. Just cut the cucumbers and season it with chilli powder, spices and aromatics. I don’t even measure (except when documenting this recipe) because it’s so flexible to season to taste. I like mine with a bit more chilli powder and sesame oil.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
For local cucumber, halve it lengthwise then cut to half moon slices.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
For Japanese cucumber, halve lengthwise & cut diagonally.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
Place cut cucumber in a large bowl and sprinkle Korean chilli powder over them.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
As a short-cut to fresh minced garlic & minced onion, I use garlic powder and onion powder (disclosure: both are affiliate links). The short-cut makes this quick recipe even quicker though fresh ones will work totally well.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
Sesame oil …

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
… and the rest of the ingredients (soy sauce, s&p, sesame seeds & spring onions).

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
Stir to coat everything evenly with a spatula and season to taste as you are doing so.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe (Oi-muchim)
Done! :)~~~ This cucumber salad looks and tastes best at this point.

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
And this is made with Japanese cucumber. Just as delicious :)~

Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe (Oi-muchim)

6 comments on “Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad”

  1. So crunchy, flavourful and delightful…the perfect cucumber salad!

  2. My kind of side-dish too! I And just how I would make it – without adding salt to remove excess moisture from cucumbers, and without removing the seeds from the core of the cucumbers. :p

  3. Where can I get Korean chilli powder as per your recipe?

    Thanks

  4. A few questions: I don’t have the chili powder, can I use the Korean chili paste instead? Do the sesame seeds have to be toasted and can I use black instead of white? Thanks.

    • Using Korean chilli paste will be a different taste and consistency, you can use it if you like. I really recommend Korean chilli powder for this recipe though (you can find it at Korean supermarkets). And yes, for best results toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan before use.

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