Add flavor and punch to a simple cucumber salad with Sambal Oelek, a fiery chili paste found on the Asian foods aisle. Combine with nutty sesame oil and fresh green onions, this easy veggie salad is light and refreshing, yet packs a spicy, unexpected kick. Let stand to allow the flavors to mesh before consuming.

Ann Taylor Pittman
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2016

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into thirds. Place pieces, cut side down, on a cutting board; smash with a heavy skillet until slightly flattened and split in places. Chop into 1-inch pieces. Combine sambal oelek, sesame oil, salt, and garlic. Toss with cucumber, green onions, and cilantro. Let stand 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

23 calories; fat 1.2g; saturated fat 0.2g; mono fat 0.5g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 0g; carbohydrates 3g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0mg; sodium 165mg; calcium 15mg; sugars 1g; added sugar 0g.
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