Cucumbers With Scallions & Chili Oil

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"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June 2015)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (129 g)
  • Calories 20.6
  • Total Fat - 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 584.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 0.9 g
  • Calcium - 19.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

With a rolling pin smack the cucumbers until they break apart then tear them into bite-size pieces; transfer to a colander and toss them with the kosher salt and let sit for 10 minutes to drain off the excess liquid.

Step 2

Transfer the cucumbers to a bowl and toss with the scallions, rice vinegar and sesame seeds. Drizzle with chili oil.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Yum! Like Teresa, I thought these had a rather therapeutic effect! LOL. Yes, I liked the technique, which allowed the flavors to meld into the cucumbers. Made exactly as written but added a good couple of shakes of chili oil because we like things spicy. Thanks for sharing!

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(20 Feb 2020)

dienia b

I absolutely loved these,make these

review by:
(13 Feb 2020)


What a fun recipe to make...I got out all my frustrations smacking the cucumber...and then tearing them apart...we really enjoyed the first I thought there was way too much I let it drain for an additional 10 minutes...once you add all the other ingredients the salt doesn't overpower the dish...I drizzled a good amount of the chili oil because we love heat...just keep an eye on the chili oil if you are heat sensitive...made for Billboard tag game...

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(16 Aug 2019)


Delicious! I didn't smack the cucumbers, I sliced them.

review by:
(10 Jun 2017)


Delicious salad! Used only 6 drops of homemade chili oil as it is extremely hot. We will be enjoying this over the summer. Thank you for sharing Ellie! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(20 Jun 2016)