Asian Spiced Cucumbers

HELLO WORLD! I am officially back in Boulder. I moved into an apartment all alone (my first time EVER living alone). It definitely has it’s ups and downs, but I am getting used to it. I started school this week at Escoffier too! The first week is all ServSafe, which is health and sanitation, so it is kind of boring; but next week we get started in the kitchens!

It has been great seeing all of my friends and family here in Colorado, but boy do I miss Hawaii. I am currently trying to get a flight booked to go out there for ten days over New Years! Along with seeing old friends, I have had the chance to eat dinner with my family and some of my best friends’ families. A few weeks ago I had dinner with my friend Kevin’s family. His mom made the best side dish, so naturally I had to try to recreate it at home!

Missing days like these at Sandy’s!

I don’t know about you but I always have a hard time with cucumbers. I feel like they only are good for salads or as pickles. This recipe turns them into a great light and healthy side dish perfect for any meal. Yes, technically these are quick pickled cucumbers, but they are nothing like regular pickles; you must try these! THANKS MRS. SLATTERY!

Asian Spiced Cucumbers
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Serves: 4
  • 2 cucumbers (partially peeled, thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Chinese five-spice
  • ½ tbsp red chilli flakes
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix, making sure all cucumber slices are submerged in the vinegar.
  2. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes before serving.

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7 Responses to Asian Spiced Cucumbers

  1. Bridget Slattery says:

    Good seeing you Jenny! Glad you enjoyed dinner, you’re welcome any time. Your re-creation of the cucumber salad looks great, it’s always good to have something to do with all the cucumbers coming out of the garden this time of year.

  2. Kimby says:

    Congrats on starting school, Jenny! Your photo of the beach in Hawaii is so beautiful (I was thinking wall-size mural…?) :) — glad to hear you may be going again over New Year’s. ENJOY!

  3. Hannah says:

    I just can’t seem to get my fill of those crisp, refreshing cucumbers this summer. A touch of spice is sure to only strengthen my cravings! Sounds like a great little addition to switch things up.

  4. Joanne says:

    I tend to not really love cucumbers but I think the asian flavor in these would really win me over!

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