Spicy cucumber salad

March 26, 2010 § 4 Comments

This recipe is a riff on a popular dish that my mother makes, especially in the summer when cucumbers are abundant. We often eat it along with grilled chicken and potato salad – the American kind with mayonnaise and hardboiled eggs, as we are a multicultural food household.

However, I have a famous love for all things spicy, so here’s my version of my mom’s cucumber salad. I also switched to English cucumbers because a) I have two in the refrigerator and b) I like that there aren’t too many seeds. However, if you only have normal cucumbers your salad will turn out fine, as my many years of cucumber-salad-eating can attest.

I recommend serving this alongside any Asian-style food, or with anything grilled. The combination of crunchy, refreshing cucumbers with grilled food is something that everyone should experience. « Read the rest of this entry »


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