When making this salad, use a smooth-skinned cucumber that doesn't need to be peeled. Slice it, sprinkle it with salt and let the excess liquid drain. Mix the salad with a dressing made of rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and red pepper with garlic to give it an Asian flavor with spicy, sweet, and bold flavors.
Recipe instructions Asian Cucumber Salad
Cut the ends off of the cucumbers, then slice them on an angle about 1/2 inch thick.
Transfer the cucumbers to a large colander and sprinkle them with salt. Let them sit for at least 30 minutes to allow any excess moisture to drain. Then rinse with water and use paper towels to pat them dry.
Prepare the dressing by combining the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and sesame seeds. Whisk or shake well to combine.
Pour the dressing over the prepared cucumbers and mix well. Garnish with crushed peanuts & enjoy!