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Three Easy Side Dish Recipes

Updated on October 10, 2016


Side dishes are a great companion to main dishes and adds to the enjoyment of your meals. Here are three simple Asian side dishes that are quick and easy to make.

-December 2015

Cucumber Salad


  • 3 or 4 small Persian cucumbers (chilled)
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • sprinkles of salt
  • 3 cap full of Sushi Seasoning (secret ingredient)

To Make:

Chop garlic and place in bowl.

Slice cucumber half the long way and then into approx. quarter inch slices.

add sesame oil, salt and Sushi seasoning and mix with spoon.


Spicy Bean Sprout


  • bag of bean sprout
  • teaspoon of white vinegar (trick to keep sprout crispy)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • red chili powder (from Neoguri Korean Noodle)

How to make:

Rinse sprout with cold water and drain.

Add teaspoon of white vinegar and fill bowl with hot water and let sit for 1 minute then drain.

Add sesame oil, salt, pepper, soy sauce and red chili powder and mix well.

Best served right away.

Dry Tofu Salad

This is a staples of Chinese families home meal. It is simple, nutritious and tasty.


  • 1 package dried tofu
  • 3 stalks of scallion
  • 2 stems of cilantro (don't confuse with parsley)
  • 2 spoonful of dry roasted peanuts
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce

To Make:

Slice tofu into shreds and place in a large bowl.

Slice scallion into 1 inch segments.

Dice cilantro into small sections.

Add sesame oil and soy sauce and mix well.

Finally, sprinkle peanuts on top and serve right away.


Three simple side dishes that are easy to make and tasty! Let me know if you agree.


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      Jack Lee 2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      Janellegems, thanks for checking in. Hope you enjoy them.

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      Janellegems 2 years ago from United States

      These are some really unique side recipes. Thanks for sharing them with us.