Asian Hot-Sweet Pickle Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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6 small Kirby cucumbers, sliced on an angle or, 1 large seedless cucumber, thinly sliced on an angle

1 small bunch scallions, cut into long, thin slices on an angle

2 bay leaves

1 red chile pepper, thinly sliced on an angle

1/4 cup chopped dill leaves

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons tamari sauce


  1. Layer the cucumbers, scallions, bay, chile pepper and dill in a storage container with a tight fitting lid.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat add the sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. Simmer until the sugar dissolves. Pour the hot brine into the cucumber mixture and cover with a lid. Let marinate for 10 minutes. Stir the mixture every few minutes.