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!

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Cucumber Salad Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

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

Categories: Salad
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: sweet cucumber salad, sweet cucumber salad recipe, sweet cucumber salad recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
  • 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 soy sauce low sodium
  • 1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.5g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 837.7mg35%
Carbohydrates 22.5g8%
Fiber 1.8g7%
Sugar 15.6g17%
Protein 2.8g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

14 thoughts on “Cucumber Salad Recipe

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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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