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Chilled Garlic Soy Cucumbers

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day! Make a batch to accompany your next summer meal!

I kept thinking yesterday was Wednesday, therefore, I think today is Thursday. This week is really messing with me!

I finally figured out how to obtain pool passes to our pool in our housing neighborhood! I know, we’ve been living here for two years and I finally went through the paperwork to get us pool passes. I figured might as well because we’re paying HOA fees to upkeep the pool so I need to take advantage! There have been so many times since the pool has opened that I’ve said, “man, I really wish I could go to the pool.” Our pool seems pretty strict with all their “rules” and how to enter. You even have to go into the pool management office and get your photo taken so they can print and laminate your pool pass. Although it’s painful to just obtain a pool pass, I must say I feel rather safe knowing it’s just only the neighborhood and their guests that can use it and no one else can get into it. Stranger danger! Haha…I’m ready to get my tan on!!

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day! Make a batch to accompany your next summer meal!

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day! Make a batch to accompany your next summer meal!

A little story about this recipe…my mom made them for us on the regular when we were growing up. It’s a super simple side dish we would have all the time with dinner and it’s super refreshing in the summertime. Last week, when I was in Scottsdale, I tried to eat everything cold in sight and I dreamt of these chilled garlic soy cucumbers. I remember myself thinking, “man, this meal would be perfect if we had mom’s chilled garlic soy cucumbers.”

So yeah, if you’re burning up where you are or are having a BBQ or outdoor picnic, you should add this to your list. You let them sit overnight in the fridge and serve them cold. They’re the BEST this way and I just love the crispness of the cucumbers and the Asian flavors! It really takes zero effort to make this and you can tweak the flavors to your liking…more soy sauce, less soy sauce, more garlic, less garlic, etc.

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day! Make a batch to accompany your next summer meal!

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day! Make a batch to accompany your next summer meal!

Chilled Garlic Soy Cucumbers

These chilled garlic soy cucumbers are a refreshing snack for any hot summer day!
Prep Time: 12 hrs
Total Time: 12 hrs
Servings: 4
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Ingredients 

  • 2 large seedless cucumbers, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Place cucumber rounds in a large plastic bag.
  • Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and sugar.
  • Pour mixture over the cucumbers in the plastic bag. Seal the plastic bag tightly and shake the bag around, making sure to coat all the cucumbers.
  • Place in the refrigerator for minimum of 12 hours. If you are able to, give the bag a shake every so often, but if not, definitely give it a good shake before serving.

Notes

Feel free to tweak ingredients to your taste. Prior to pouring the mixture all over the cucumbers, give it a taste to see if it's to your liking.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 48 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cucumber
Recipe Rating




J.Lee

Thursday 18th of September 2014

I love these. But we always break the cucumbers with a rolling pin in a bag for uneven texture. It's really nice

Pamela

Sunday 15th of June 2014

I saw this and I made it right away. The garlic that I get in Japan, each clove, is huge. So I only used one clove. I mean they are really huge, bigger than my thumb! Also, I don't have low-sodium soy sauce here in Japan, I mean they have it, but I don't have it. So I used slightly less soy sauce. And I left it to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Boy, these are great! I have a Japanese friend who grows lots of those long Japanese cucumbers during the summer. I am going to share this with her!

Also, another thing I have found that is really nice, I can keep adding cucumber slices the next day or the next day. It just keeps getting better.

Julie

Monday 16th of June 2014

I'm so glad you enjoyed this and am going to share it with your friend!!

Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

Saturday 14th of June 2014

These cucumbers would be great on so many dishes. YUMMY!!

Lynna

Saturday 14th of June 2014

I LOVE this dish!! It really is refreshing to eat with many different types of meals, in my opinion, too! :)

Meredith

Friday 13th of June 2014

So delicious! I need to make these!