Whenever I wana try out a recipe from across the border,I start with the easiest of them all-less number of ingredients,nothing too fancy ,nothing too elaborate and so on.So when my turn came to host AWED-Korean,a culinary event started by DK ,I chose a simple recipe.All the ingredients are easily available and there is no need to cook!!Yes,then its got to be a salad!I was a little hesitant to taste this one but after I did I really liked it.It was rather hot that day and this chilled salad was sooo cooling..
The original recipe is from here and I have made a few changes from the original one.I could not get Korean chili powder so used our regular chili powder and decreased the quantity of sugar.
Cucumber – 1 medium sized,thinly sliced
Rice vinegar -1 teaspoon
Soy sauce -1/2 a teaspoon
Sesame seeds -1 teaspoon,slightly crushed/powdered
Garlic -1 large pod,minced
Chili powder- 1/2 a teaspoon
Salt to taste.
Put all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl, add cucumber slices, mix.
Check the seasonings and adjust.