Cucumber with Szechuan Sauce

Cucumber with Szechuan Sauce


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Cool sliced cucumber is combined with a homemade spicy hot Szechuan sauce which makes a great side dish or entree.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into 5x0.5cm strips
  • 5 dried red chillies
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown soft sugar
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons hot chilli oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese black vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted white sesame seeds

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Place the cucumber strips onto a serving plate and set aside.
  2. Dry fry the dried chillies in a frying pan until fragrant. Let cool then coarsely grind.
  3. Make the sauce by mixing together the garlic, spring onion, ground chillies, soy sauce, dark brown soft sugar, chilli oil, black vinegar and roasted sesame seeds. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the sauce over the cucumber and toss well. Marinate for 3 minutes and serve.


Hot chilli oil and Chinese black vinegar can be purchased in Asian speciality shops or online.

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