This is a super versatile dish. You can eat it as a side or add it to a noodle or rice bowl. The crisp texture and acidity make it the perfect accompaniment for a decedent meal.
1 large cucumber, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
½ Korean chili powder
¼ sesame seeds
2 scallions sliced
Mix soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Pour soy vinegar into the bowl with cucumbers.
Add 1/2 tsp chili powder and sesame seeds. Mix and taste. Add more chili powder if you want. Doing it in this order allows you to taste and control the amount of chili powder based on how spicy you want it.
Add chopped scallions and mix again.
Serve immediately for the most fresh and crunchy cucumber flavor. You can also let it sit for 10-15 minutes for the cucumbers to absorb the dressing before serving.
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