Asian Cucumber Salad

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Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad

Light and refreshing cucumber salad recipe with umami & tang.  Serve as an easy “no cook” side with Slow Cooked Asian Inspired Pork Shoulder.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 1lb (2 large) cucumber, seeded & sliced, peel stays on
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Aleppo red pepper flakes – optional for heat
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves – as garnish
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted -as garnish


  • Bring a small pan to medium heat and add sesame seeds.  Cook ~ 2 min or until seeds are evenly brown, watching and stirring when needed.  Set aside on a plate.
  • Mix all ingredients, except sesame seeds and cilantro, in a bowl.  Add sea salt to taste and more chili flakes if you prefer more spice.  Garnish salad with cilantro and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Eat it.  Be happy and thoughtful.  Beckie


  • Don’t have Aleppo Red Pepper flakes?  Use regular red chili flakes (like Pizza Hut!)


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Keywords: Cucumber Salad, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

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