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How to make spicy cucumber salad

ChihYu Smith

Chinese-style Spicy Cucumber Salad with the best chili sauce dressing. This TikTok cucumber salad is easy and made with simple ingredients!

Let’s get started!

Spiral-cut cucumber


Place one cucumber between two chopsticks.  Make thin straight cuts on the first side and thin angled-cut on the flip side.

Salt the cucumbers


Salt the cucumbers and gently toss them with to distribute the salt evenly. Set it aside to rest for 15 minutes.

Make dressing


In a small bowl, combine the ingredients from garlic to sugar to make the spicy cucumber dressing. Stir and mix well.



Lightly rinse the cucumbers and gently pat them dry. Combine with the dressing. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve cold.

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