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Asian cucumber salad marinated in a chili oil marinade served on a white plate topped with toasted sesame seeds.

Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad

This delicious Din Tai Fung Cucumber salad recipe marinated in a light chili oil is the perfect summer time appetizer. A healthy and refreshing dish that's a real crowd pleaser.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Taiwanese
Keyword Asian cucumber appetizers, Asian cucumber salad, din tai fung cucumber recipe, Taiwanese cucumber salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Pickling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 374kcal


  • 2 Whole Cucumbers Persian or Japanese, American cucumbers are too soft for this dish
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend or sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chili Oil (La Yu) use less if you prefer mild spiciness


  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • With a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off the cucumbers every other stroke. Pour 1/2 tsp of salt into the palm of your hands and rub the salt onto the cucumber. Repeat with the other cucumber. Once done, place in fridge and let it pickle for at least 30 minutes.
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  • In the meantime, combine Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Rice Vinegar, Sesame Oil, Chili Oil (La Yu) in mixing bowl and mix well until Monkfruit Erythritol Blend dissolves. Set aside.
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  • Once 30 minutes has passed, slice cucumbers into 1/2 thick slices and place into a zip-lock bag. Give the chili sauce a good mix, pour it inside the zip-lock and let it pickle for 1H30M in the fridge.
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  • Once 1H30M has passed, transfer cucumbers onto serving plate and enjoy chilled!
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Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 1mg