Kimchi Cucumber Salad

16 Jun

Kimchi is my new favorite culinary discovery. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables such as napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber.  One of our favorite sushi restaurants serves several different types of kimchi salads. Kimchi is spicy, but so delicious and very good for digestion. I bought already made kimchi sauce from our little local Korean store for this recipe, but you can make your own.

  • 5-6 small cucumbers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup kimchi sauce
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • mixed greens

Cut cucumber in  half lengthwise and slice into thin half moon slices. Place in a bowl and mix with salt. Let stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Drain the cucumbers. Stir the cucumbers with the kimchi sauce. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Place mixed greens on plate, top with cucumber mix, top with avocado slices. I made a dinner of this wonderful salad. No protein needed with the healthy fats from avocado.

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4 Responses to “Kimchi Cucumber Salad”

  1. Jami @World of a Fat Girl June 17, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    one of my favorites! I absolutely love cucumber kimchi but the addition of avocado has to be awesome.. I’ll be trying this one soon, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • fitfinnrecipes June 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      I love this salad. It is great lunch on a hot day.

  2. Peri's Spice Ladle June 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    One of my favorites! So glad to have a simple recipe like yours and avocados add a fun touch!

    • fitfinnrecipes June 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      I have just learned to enjoy avocados. I am absolutely hooked on this salad. Had it for lunch again today.

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