Spicy Asian cucumber salad recipe, when creating a memorable, mouthwatering meal, few options are more fail-proof than a dish with a spicy kick. Adding a little heat creates an experience guaranteed to liven up your taste buds and your day, creating a satisfying snack. For your next office snack or lunchtime side, try out this spicy Asian cucumber salad from Beyond Sushi in NYC.
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On those nights when you want to indulge but don’t want to cook, don’t limit yourself. Instead, treat yourself to a night in, catered by Beyond Sushi. Just read through our menu options for inspiration and take advantage of our easy online ordering system.
Spicy Asian Cucumbers at Beyond Sushi
The task of cooking a meal from unfamiliar ingredients can be an intimidating one. When it comes to preparing Asian cuisine, many Americans can find it a special kind of challenge; the task of managing an additional element of spice may seem too troubling to bear.
Never fear! Beyond Sushi is ready to help.
Rather than relying on a single source, our professionally trained chefs balance various ingredients to create an unforgettable spicy flavor. It all starts with fresh cucumbers from the most local, environmentally responsible farms possible.
Gochujang–or Korean chili paste– adds the first layer of peppery heat from here. Chili oil is next while also adding a healthy source of fat, helping balance this low-calorie dish. Finally, crispy garlic and black and white sesame shake up the texture, only adding to this sharable plate.
Before attempting the recipe below, step into any of our conveniently located restaurants across New York City to sample this flavor done right.
Spicy Asian Cucumber Recipe for Home
After just a few servings of this delectable treat, you’ll scramble to make your own at home. Thankfully, the brilliant minds at Beyond Sushi are once again ready to serve!
Though our in-restaurant version of this treat benefits from carefully selecting various ingredients, that shouldn’t stop you. With this simplified version, you can easily dip your toes into the world of Asian cuisine and all it offers.
- 1 pound of Japanese cucumbers
- 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of chili crisp
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- To start this simple recipe, prepare your cucumbers. Peel the cucumbers, and slice them thin. For extra care and flair, you can use a mandolin to complete this step. In doing so, you will slice the cucumbers extra thin, ensuring that even more flavor can saturate each slice.
- In a medium bowl, combine the rice vinegar and sugar, stirring until the sugar is almost entirely dissolved. From here, toss the cucumbers in the mixture. Allow the cucumbers to soak in the vinegar for at least fifteen minutes.
- Combine all the remaining ingredients into the bowl, and toss the cucumbers until they are evenly coated.
- Place this bowl in the refrigerator to marinate. The longer the cucumbers soak, the more they will infuse with the spicy, salty flavors. Though this dish is ready to enjoy within the hour, we suggest making it a day in advance for the most enjoyable result possible!
Perfectly Balanced Meals at Beyond Sushi in NYC
Mastering the art of Asian cuisine can be a challenge but with easy instructions from people who care, you’ll have no problem enjoying all your favorite classics. What’s more, you can relish an opportunity to enjoy these dishes as you never have before: fresh, innovative, and completely vegan.
At Beyond Sushi, we take great pride in our ability to create meals that are respectful of cultures from all around the world while adding our unique twist. Our full menu is filled with inclusive options, promising something to guests of any background. Whether you’re looking for cruelty-free options, kosher-certified meals, or just a creative dish, you’ll find what you need here!
Enjoy a meal within any of our conveniently located restaurants all over the city, or place an order for pickup or delivery. Start enjoying the unforgettable flavors today!