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Easy Korean Cucumber and Bok Choy Kimchi

Easy Korean Cucumber and Bok Choy Kimchi Easy Korean Cucumber and Bok Choy Kimchi

There are so many kinds of kimchi. Cucumber and bok choy together make a delicious and crunchy kimchi that goes well with any Korean dishes.













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


2 large english cucumber
cut into 2 by 1/2-inch sticks
1 pound bok choy
leave separated and well washed
4 tablespoons kosher salt
1 each apples
peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 each carrots
peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 each onions
thinly sliced
1 bunch scallions, spring or green onions
cut into 2-inch pieces, or Asian chives
Spice paste:
1 small onions
8 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ginger
peeled and minced
¼ each apples, red delicious
or fuji, gala
¼ cup rice, cooked
¼ cup water
¼ cup chili pepper flakes
korean style, up to 1/3 cup
1 tablespoon honey
or sugar


In a large bowl, add the cucumber sticks and bok choy.

Sprinkle the salt over, put on a rubber glove, and toss until well mixed and coated.

Let sit at room temperature for about 3 hours.

Meanwhile make the spice paste and filling:

Add onion, garlic, ginger, apple, rice and water in a food processor or a blender.

Purée until smooth.

Transfer the purée into a bowl and stir in the chili flakes and honey until well mixed.

Let it sit for about 20 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, add apple, sliced onions and scallions, pour the spice paste over, toss and massage until mixture is well combined. Set aside.

To make the cucumber kimchi:

After 1 hour, drain the cucumbers and boy choy and rinse with cold and running water twice.

Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.

In mixing bowl, add cucumbers, bok choy and seasoning mixture that has sit for about 20 minutes to taste.

Put on the rubber glove, and massage cucumbers and bok choy with seasoning mixture until well combined.

Place cucumber kimchi into a jar, then well seal it.

Allow to sit at the room temperature for 1 day.

Store in the refrigerator for up to months.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 68g (2.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 274% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1767mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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