1 cucumber, quartered, seeded, then cut into matchstick-sized pieces
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil OR 1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
red pepper flakes, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1. Dressing: In a bowl, combine the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and red pepper flakes; whisk to thoroughly mix.
2. Salad: In another bowl, combine cucumber, salt, and pepper; toss to combine.
3. Pour the dressing on the salad; toss to coat, then marinate for at least 10 minutes.
Serve with your favorite spicy Asian dishes to cool your palate down.