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Korean Pickles

Korean Pickles are a low calorie, easy way to add a crunch and flavor to your meals with just a bit of salt, sugar, crushed red pepper, vinegar and sesame oil.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean


  • 1 pound English cucumbers
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup  rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • Cut the cucumbers into thin slices and toss with salt, then let sit in colander for 1 hour.
  • Squeeze water out of cucumbers then roll in paper towels to squeeze any remaining water out.
  • Add pepper flakes, vinegar, sesame oil and sugar to the cucumbers, place in airtight container and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Keyword: How to Make Korean Pickles, Korean Pickles