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Cucumber Salad Recipe

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
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.