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Simple Asian Cucumber Salad

This easy Asian salad is slightly sweet, tangy, and super crunchy.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Keyword: easy cucumber salad, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 185kcal
Cost: $5


  • Mandolin or sharp knife
  • Colander or strainer


  • 2 English cucumbers medium
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus extra
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted


  • Wash cucumbers. Slice very thin using a mandolin or knife. Sprinkle with salt and mix well.
  • Place in colander or strainer. Set in the sink to drain for 30 minutes.
  • Whisk together rice vinegar, sesame oil, and syrup in a medium bowl to create dressing.
  • Gently squeeze sliced cucumbers dry with paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Add to bowl with dressing and toss to combine.
  • Season with additional salt to taste and garnish with sesame seeds.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1171mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 18g