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Marinated cucumber with garlic and chilli recipe

Marinated cucumber with garlic and chilli recipe

4 ratings

Celebrate the Chinese New Year in style with this simple yet authentic, totally tasty side. This dish is really easy to prepare and makes a great contribution to a Chinese feast, combining refreshing cucumber with sharp vinegar and fiery chilli. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to marinate
  • 20 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 cucumbers, halved and cut into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • pinch caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    1g 1%
  • Saturates

    0g 1%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.6g Protein 0.9g Fibre 1g


  1. In a bowl, combine the cucumber, vinegar, garlic, chilli and sugar. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Drizzle over the sesame oil and serve.

Serve with Braised sweet and sour spare ribs and Steamed rice with toasted sesame seeds and coriander.

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