Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

During the busy work week I try to make dishes that are quick and easy.  My Asian Cucumber Salad is one of those side dishes that I make quite often for my family at dinner hour.  Cucumbers are always a staple in my refrigerator and it’s extremely rare that I don’t have any in stock in the vegetable drawer.  In the summer months I always plant cucumbers in my little garden so I can just go out the back door and pick whatever I need for the family meal.

My Asian Cucumber Salad is super simple to make and ridiculously quick to prepare.  I use a mandolin to slice my cucumbers thinly and perfectly.  If you don’t have a mandolin, I seriously suggest you get one.  My Asian Cucumber Salad is bright, light, and fat free.  The Ponzu and sweet chili sauce makes my Asian Cucumber Salad pop with flavor.  Serve alongside grilled chicken or beef and a scoop of warm fluffy jasmine rice.  Makes about 4 servings.  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 2 cups English cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbs Lime Ponzu (lime flavored soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbs Mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • garnish with fresh snipped chives and toasted sesame seeds

Toss all ingredients into a bowl.  Lightly mix.  Refrigerate for about 15-30 minutes or until well chilled.  Garnish with chives and sesame seeds.

14 thoughts on “Asian Cucumber Salad

  1. Michelle K. @ Delectable Musings

    My family loves the kinds of flavors you are using in this salad, and it is a great way to highlight the cucumber which is in season for me right now. This looks delicious! I would love for you to link up this recipe on my Seasonal Eats May roundup found here, which highlights recipes that use seasonal ingredients in great recipes.

  2. beti

    my sister is on a diet and she is allowed to eat certain types of vegetables, she got tired of soups and roasted vegetables but I bet that she’ll love this salad

  3. Megan

    Fantastic picture! Lovely and bright. I love cucumber salads. I always get one from an African restaurant I frequent.

    1. Tessa

      Hi Megan! Cucumber salad, African restaurant… You need to post that recipe. Take care and do well in school!

  4. Sissi

    What a lovely salad! It contains all the ingredients I love (especially the cucumber I couldn’t live without) and your photo is gorgeous (just like all those I have just admired in previous posts). I’m very happy to discover your blog!

    1. Tessa

      Thank you Sissi! I think your blog is pretty cool too! I appreciate you stopping by!

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