Banchan Recipe

Banchan is a Korean word that means a small dish served with rice. This version of banchan features the fresh taste of cucumber combined with the heat of red chilies. Banchan is a healthy, low calorie, vegetarian treat that can be served for either lunch or dinner.

3 large cucumbers

1/4 tbsp salt
1 tbsp vinegar
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 1/2 tbsp red pepper paste
1/2 tbsp sugar

  1. Peel the skin from the cucumbers.
  2. Julienne the cucumber except for the inner core that contains the seeds.
    julienne cucumbers
  3. Place the cucumber pieces in a large bowl. Mix in the salt and vinegar and mix well so that the pieces of cucumber are coated with the salt and vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse the cucumber in cold water. Place the cucumber pieces in a strainer to remove the excess water. Pat the pieces of cucumber down with a paper towel to remove any excess water.
  5. Transfer the cucumber to a dry mixing bowl. Add the garlic, red pepper paste, and sugar to the bowl.
    cucumber with red pepper paste
  6. Mix together the ingredients and serve.
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