Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim 오이무침)


Korean cucumber salad or Oi Muchim in less than 5 minutes. Easy, simple last minute side dish to any Korean meal. No oil so it's extra refreshing.

Korean cucumber salad or Oi Muchim in less than 5 minutes. Easy, simple last minute side dish to any Korean meal. No oil so it's extra refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber (Japanese, English, Persian, Pickling are all good) – about 1 1/2 cup sliced for 1 cucumber
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce (Jin Ganjang)
  • 2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Korean red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions , chopped

Instructions

  1. Slice cucumbers into thin slices. Around 1/8 inch (3 mm).
  2. Mix soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a bowl. Pour soy vinegar into the bowl with cucumbers.
  3. Then, add 1/2 tsp chili powder and sesame seeds. Mix and taste. Add more chili powder if you want. Doing it in this order allows you to taste and control the amount of chili powder based on how spicy you want it.