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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Murton

Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad

Updated: Jun 2

This simple Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad is cool and crisp, and makes a good side dish for many meals this summer!

Cucumbers are a summer favorite around here, and this simple cucumber salad is light and crunchy and satisfies my summer cravings! I've had a similar type of cucumber salad in many different Asian restaurants, so it's Asian-inspired but, can go with a variety of different dishes.

asian cucumber salad and chopsticks

Asian Cucumber Salad


1 lb mini seedless cucumbers (about 8)

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

sesame seeds (optional)

ingredients for asian cucumber salad

cucumbers on a cutting board

  1. Wash and dry your cucumbers. Cut off the ends and thinly slice.

  2. In a bowl, add the cucumbers, and salt. Stir to coat.

  3. Add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and red pepper flakes.

  4. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight for the best flavors.

  5. Top with sesame seeds before serving.

This goes great with many Asian-inspired dishes!

bowl of chopped cucumbers for salad

bowl of cucumber salad and sushi

cucumber salad slices in chopsticks

I love the crunch and flavors that come together in this simple Asian Cucumber Salad. I like to keep things light and serve mine with sushi but it can be paired with so many other dishes as well.

Feel free to adjust any ingredients to suit your tastes! Enjoy!


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