Ginger Cucumber Salad

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Rated 5.0 based on 6 customer reviews


  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large cucumbers - halved lengthwise, deseeded, and cut into ½-inch slices


  1. Whisk green onions, rice vinegar, sugar, ginger, chili oil, sesame oil, and salt together in a bowl; add cucumber and stir to coat.
Mealthy tip:

Make this salad shortly before serving to ensure the cucumbers don't water down the dressing. To leech some water out of the cucumbers before serving, toss the cucumber slices in a pinch of salt. Place in a strainer and let sit for 30 minutes. Dress as directed.


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Caro Hodgin says:

I'm a Southerner so pickling things is in my blood. This is a really cool Asian-inspired riff on the pickled cucumbers that I grew up on in the summertime in North Carolina. They call this a salad, I call it Pickled Asian Cucumbers - either way, it's absolutely delicious.

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Bernardette Flatow says:

Love this fresh, non- caloric receipe. I add fresh chives which lifted the flavor even more.

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Tal Levitas says:

I love this recipe. It's an easy and quick and delicious side salad. It literally took me five minutes to make, and none was left.

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Steve Failows says:

I always love this side that you get at Korean BBQ spots, so quick and easy to make. I like to add a touch more ginger since i'm all about that ginger cucumber combo - I think I found my new go-to.

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Alyx Leigh says:

The dressing for this delicious salad is very similar to something I get at my favorite Chinese restaurant. I've prepared this with excellent results. For this one, I used Schezuan pepper corns and sweetened it with a bit of mirin. In deference to my husband (who detests ginger) I left it out.

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Leebra Ricks says:

My 2 year old who eats nothing LOVED this recipe. I absolutely love it. I added a lil fish oil as well and what an amazing flavor. Simple and easy to make!!