Let's make a cucumber salad with a twist.

Madeline Park, a former dentist turned full-time food content creator known as Cafe Maddy, shared her simple, fun recipe for spiral cut cucumbers with spicy peanut butter sauce.

The technique to create a "Slinky"-like effect begins by placing a small Persian cucumber between two even-surface cutting boards or chopsticks to prevent the knife from cutting all the way through the vegetable.

Then, make even horizontal slices down the length of the cucumber, leaving about a quarter-inch at the bottom.

Flip the cucumber on its other side and place back between the boards or chopsticks. Repeat the thin slices, but this time on a diagonal bias or 45-degree angle.

Once the "Slinky" shape is ready to go, Park repeats the step with as many cucumbers as desired and salts them in a bowl to draw out the moisture for 30 minutes, which will make them extra crunchy.

Check out the sauce recipe below, which is good for three to four cucumbers.

Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce


2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon chili oil

1 teaspoon sugar

Dash of vinegar


Whisk all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Using a silicone pastry brush, apply the sauce directly to the slinky cucumber.

Serve and enjoy.