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Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber Side Dish)
Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber Salad)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An easy cucumber side dish that's spicy, slightly sweet and tangy! It'll be an excellent complement to any of your main dishes.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: cucumber, muchim, oi, salad, spicy
Servings: 4
Author: Hyosun
  • 1 Korean cucumber or 2 Kirby pickling cucumbers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Korean red chili pepper flakes gochugaru (고추가루) – use less if desired
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Thinly slice the cucumber (1/8 to 1/4-inch thick). Toss gently with salt and set aside for about 15 minutes.

    Korean spicy cucumber salad
  2. Drain excess liquid. Avoid squeezing them because they will bruise. Mix well with all of the remaining ingredients.

    Korean cucumber side dish