Cucumber Salad Recipe

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

I told you I really wanted some Cucumber Salad, didn’t I?

Well, here it is!  Hooray!

Cucumber Salad

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

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


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.

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.

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 2
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 1⅔ tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp. (low sodium) soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
  1. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, soy sauce and ginger and mix well.
  2. 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.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour.
  4. Serve cold.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.


  1. says

    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!!

  2. says

    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!

  3. Karen D. says

    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.

  4. Vanessa says

    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.


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