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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword How to Make Korean Pickles, Korean Pickles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 18 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 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


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

Nutrition Facts
Korean Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.