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Spicy Cucumber Salad (Cucumber Muchim)

A great quick and easy meal with rice for days when you're feeling a little lazy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 6 people
Author: Diana Kim


  • 4-5 Persian cucumber roll cut
  • 1/4 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Gochujang
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Slice the persian cucumbers and combine with the sliced onion, set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the gochujang, gochugaru, water, salt, garlic, sugar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Add cucumbers and onions and toss to coat well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.