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Cucumber Salad makes a crisp, cool side dish
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4.89 from 9 votes

Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This cool and crisp cucumber salad makes a great side dish to any meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: cucumber salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal


  • 2 English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Crushed red pepper to taste


  • Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, granulated sugar, sesame oil, cilantro, scallions, garlic, and ginger. Drizzle the mixture over the cucumbers.
  • Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds and crushed red pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.7mg