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Chilled Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 2 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Recipe for Asian style chilled cucumber salad. Din Tai Fung style chilled cucumber salad with chilli garlic oil. Perfect first course for a meal. Recipe with step by step pictures.


  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers (preferably persian cucumbers)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil)
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Slice the cucumbers into slightly thick pieces (about half centimetre) and add it to a bowl. Add in the salt, mix well and set aside.
  2. Take a small pan and heat the oil along with chilli flakes and minced garlic. Saute on a low flame till its aromatic. Set aside. Let it cool a bit.
  3. Add in the sugar and the vinegar to the cucumber. Also add in the chilli oil.
  4. Mix everything well to combine. I like to use my hands to mix. Chill everything for 2-3 hours and serve cold.
  5. Serve cold as a first course.
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian