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Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

This quick and easy recipe for Spicy Pickled Cucumbers will knock your socks off. It's refreshing, spicy and crunchy, all at once.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian side dishes
Prep Time 26 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Marinating Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 189 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein



  1. Cut the cucumbers into approximately ½ inch rounds and place them in a mixing bowl.

  2. Sprinkle the cucumbers with the salt and gently mix. Let them sit for about 20 minutes.

  3. Pour the salted cucumbers into a strainer and drain and rinse them with cold water. Dry them with paper towels and place them in a new mixing bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a small sauté pan, over low heat, warm the sugar with the vinegar only until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. You can stir it a bit as it warms. Pour this over the cucumbers and gently mix. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  5. You can use the same small sauté pan to heat the oil with the chili paste. Cook only until it's sizzling, about 2 minutes. Let this cool to room temperature.
  6. Remove the marinating cucumbers from the refrigerator and drain almost, but not quite all of the liquid. Carefully stir in the chili oil and serve.