Don't let the word "pickled" fool you--this recipe is quick and easy to make. With just 6 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of chilling, this tasty dish is ready to serve. All you need is cucumbers, fresh ginger, pickled ginger, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and pinch of crushed red pepper.

By Benjamin Plackett
August 14, 2012
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Asian cooks often make a simple sweet-and-sour pickle by tossing cucumbers in vinegar and sugar. This recipe adds a little pickled ginger for unexpected flavor (and anti-inflammatory benefits). If you're throwing a dinner party, it's a great first course that will start the meal off with a spicy kick. It also goes well with Asian Barbecued Pork.Try this recipe:Pickled Ginger Cucumbers

Don't let the word "pickled" fool you--this recipe is quick and easy to make. With just 6 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of chilling, this tasty dish is ready to serve.

All you need is cucumbers, fresh ginger, pickled ginger, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and pinch of crushed red pepper (if you so desire; you can skip this ingredient).

The ginger will settle the stomach, and the rice vinegar, crushed pepper, and salt gives the dish a sweet and tangy flavor.

If you want to serve other food with an Asian theme, serve up Asian Barbecued Pork to follow, and finish it off with a classic fortune cookie. If you want to go all out, you could even order personalized fortune cookies online.

Try this recipe: Pickled Ginger Cucumbers