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Asian Cucumber Salad

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This Asian Cucumber Salad is so light and refreshing. With flavors of soy, ginger, sesame and a little spice all tossed tossed together with fresh, crisp cucumbers. It’s the prefect side dish for summer.
Asian Cucumber Salad in a square white bowl

This Asian Cucumber Salad is so light and refreshing. With flavors of soy, ginger, sesame and a little spice all tossed tossed together with fresh, crisp cucumbers. It’s the prefect side dish for summer.

As the days become warmer, we look for lighter dishes to satisfy our cravings. And this salad is not only light and tasty, it is so simple to make. Ready in about 15 minutes!

How to make this tasty cucumber salad:

  • Wash and slice the cucumbers (about 1/4 inch thick slices) then place in a bowl and toss with a little salt. Set aside, about 15 minutes.
  • Julienne 1 mini red sweet pepper for garnish.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  • Strain off any liquid from the cucumbers and then toss with the dressing.
  • Place in a serving bowl (or individual bowls) and garnish with red pepper, cilantro and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!
cucumber slices on a bamboo cutting board

What to serve with cucumber salad:

Asian cucumber salad in white bowls with plates of sushi and dipping sauces

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Wine and drink pairings:

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Asian Cucumber Salad in a square white bowl

Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian Cucumber Salad is so light and refreshing. With flavors of soy, ginger, sesame and a little spice all tossed tossed together with fresh, crisp cucumbers. It’s the prefect side dish for summer.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: asian cucumber salad, cucumber salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 27kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 each Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Garnish

  • cilantro
  • red pepper julienne
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and toss with the 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    cucumber slices on a bamboo cutting board
  • In another bowl add dressing ingredients and whisk to combine
  • Drain off any liquid from the cucumber
  • Add dressing to the cucumbers and stir to coat
  • Garnish with red pepper, cilantro and sesame seeds
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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Asian Cucumber Salad in square white bowls

2 Comments

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  • Madelyn Caron
    June 23, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Refreshing salad for any occasion, salad will be the talk of the party. Heaven in a bowl.

    Reply
    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      June 24, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Thank You! I’m happy you enjoyed it

      Reply

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