Asian Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4
Asian Cucumber Salad

When making this salad, use a smooth-skinned cucumber that doesn't need to be peeled. Slice it, sprinkle it with salt and let the excess liquid drain. Mix the salad with a dressing made of rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and red pepper with garlic to give it an Asian flavor with spicy, sweet, and bold flavors.


  • 1 pound cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dry roasted peanuts, crushed


Recipe instructions Asian Cucumber Salad

  1. Step 1

    Cut the ends off of the cucumbers, then slice them on an angle about 1/2 inch thick.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer the cucumbers to a large colander and sprinkle them with salt. Let them sit for at least 30 minutes to allow any excess moisture to drain. Then rinse with water and use paper towels to pat them dry.

  3. Step 3

    Prepare the dressing by combining the sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and sesame seeds. Whisk or shake well to combine.

  4. Step 4

    Pour the dressing over the prepared cucumbers and mix well. Garnish with crushed peanuts & enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 107
Fat: 9 g
Carbs: 6 g
Protein: 2 g