Cucumber Salad Recipe

I told you I really wanted some Cucumber Salad, didn’t I?  Well, here it is!  Hooray!

Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

In my last post on Salmon Teriyaki, I talked about how much I love a good cucumber salad when I go out for Japanese food.

Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

But, wait…  Why must I go out to get this tasty little dish when it’s so ridiculously easy to make at home?

Exactly.

Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

This Cucumber Salad recipe is so, so yummy.  It’s crisp, cool, slightly sweet with a hint of fresh ginger and toasted sesame seeds.

Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chefCucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Needless to say, it did not last very long in my fridge.

Cucumber Salad Recipe images and recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

The beauty of this little salad is you can make as much or as little as you want, as it improves in flavor the longer it is in the fridge — well, within reason.  So, make it ahead of time and serve it as an appetizer with your new awesome Salmon Teriyaki recipe.  Hint.  Hint.

Cucumber Salad Recipe

2 large cucumbers
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 2/3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. (low sodium) soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, soy sauce and ginger and mix well.

Partially peel the cucumbers, leaving alternating strips of peel on each cucumber (see photos). Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, carefully remove the seeds and discard. Slice cucumbers horizontally and very thinly. Add cucumber slices to vinegar mixture and toss to coat.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.

Serve cold.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

13 comments… add one

  1. NanaBread (Jeanne) February 23, 2011, 9:23 am

    “At laaaaaaaaaast…my love has come along.” So excited to see a poll dream come true. Your salmon was gorgeous, and this is the perfect side. Thanks, Lacey!

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  2. Vanessa February 23, 2011, 9:28 am

    Yay! Something vegan, just for me! (Well… I like to think that everyone’s world revolves around me… even if this isn’t the case.) ;0)

    I like to marinate mine- you’re so right that it gets better the longer it sits.

    <3

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  3. Karen D. February 24, 2011, 6:37 am

    Thank you, thank you! I needed a recipe like this to serve along side sushi. I always like something a bit lighter with all that rice. This will be perfect.

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  4. Miss Becky February 24, 2011, 9:34 pm

    there’s something so thirst-quenching and crunchy delicious about this salad. I’m always wanting to make it at home when I have something similar at a Thai restaurant. I’m hoping this is going to hit the spot. thanks Lacey!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 25, 2011, 10:41 am

      Couldn’t agree with you more, Miss Becky. A good cucumber salad is so refreshing and crisp. Enjoy!

      Reply
  5. Caylee February 26, 2011, 2:00 am

    This looks gorgeous. Fresh, healthy, simple, and all my favourite flavours. Thanks for putting them all together. Can’t wait to try this.

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  6. Anuja June 23, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Loved this cucumber salad! I had a craving for this salad, I googled and landed right here! So glad I did. I varied the dressing ingredients a lil bit to suit my taste but I am sure anywhich way – it turns out great. Love your pictures too…I was a bit too hungry to eat it all up, so didnt take many pictures. :-) I am going to linger around to find other cool recipes on your blog. Thank you!!

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  7. Suanne August 15, 2011, 9:45 am

    I’m totally making this tonight. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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