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Korean Food: Cold Cucumber Side-dish (오이 냉국)

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This cold cucumber side-dish, is a very refreshing summer dish. It is delicious with both cooked rice and noodles. Cucumbers and cold water seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and sesame seeds tastes cool and delicious. You can add soaked dried seaweed also.
Main ingredients:
  Cucumber 2 Cup (32 tbs), julienned
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Green onion 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Green hot pepper/Sweet pepper 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped (Optional)
  Red hot pepper/Sweet pepper 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped (Optional)
Seasoning ingredients:
  Apple vinegar/Brown rice vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soup soy sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the cucumbers, water, green onions, hot peppers and vinegar, soup soy sauce, sesame seeds and sugar. Mix well until the sugar completely dissolves.
2. Refrigerate the dish for a couple of hours before serving.

3. Serve chilled with cooked rice or noodles.

If the side dish is served right away, use 1 cup of water (instead of 1 1/2 cups) and use 1/2 cup of ice.

Things You Will Need
Ice Cubes

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Summer, Easy, Healthy
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Asian Oi Naengguk
In Summer, any meal with the word “refreshing” associated to it would be more than welcome! Stay cool with this easy-to-prepare Korean cucumber salad cum soup! This cold cucumber side dish takes no more than 10 minutes to whip up and is just as refreshing as a large glass of icy cold water, if not more. It’s sweet, spicy, sour, crunchy and cool! This is such and easy and super refreshing meal idea for a crazy hot and humid summer day!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 212 Calories from Fat 34

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 0.6 g3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1116.8 mg46.5%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.6%

Sugars 37 g

Protein 3 g6.8%

Vitamin A 26.7% Vitamin C 57.7%

Calcium 12.4% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Korean Food: Cold Cucumber Side-dish (오이 냉국) Recipe Video, Asian Oi Naengguk