If you don't have 2 days to prep but you still want homemade kimchi, give this a try. It's spicy, vinegary and a refreshing condiment for any Korean main dish.
Recipe courtesy of Esther Choi
Print
Cucumber Kimchi
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 medium English cucumbers, thinly sliced in half-moons
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup gochugaru (Korean red chile pepper flakes)
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

Toss the sliced cucumbers and shallots with the salt in a medium bowl and let stand for 20 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.

Rinse and drain the cucumbers and shallots and wipe out the bowl with a paper towel. Put a third of the mixture in cheesecloth and squeeze to remove all the moisture. (The cucumbers will be slightly bruised.) Return the squeezed mixture back to the bowl. Repeat in batches with the remaining cucumbers and shallots.

Add the gochugaru, sesame oil, vinegar, fish sauce and garlic and toss until the cucumbers are completely coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tuna and Kimchee Stew (Kimchi Jjigae)

Recipe courtesy of Esther Choi

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Ginger and Cucumber Juice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Mexican Cucumber Martinis

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Pickled Cucumber Rainbow Carrot Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Pickled Cucumber Salad with Red Onions and Feta

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Cucumber Gazpacho with Watermelon and Mint

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cupcake Wars

10pm | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here