Fresh Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe

This spicy cucumber salad is not only delicious, it’s super-simple and quick! The cucumbers are tossed with a tangy, fragrant, spicy dressing, creating a perfect hot weather dish.

Fresh Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Quick & Easy Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Why not try this tasty and quick spicy cucumber salad recipe. This is a perfect example of a refreshing dish that packs a punch!
Cucumbers are well-known for their beautiful, refreshing flavour. In the summer, you might find yourself drinking chilled cucumber water, or snacking on cucumber sticks with some hummus. If you’re searching for a new way to use this wonderful vegetable, look no further!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Small bowl or cup
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cucumbers halved and sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled, minced or finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp lime juice approx. 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes or more to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add sliced cucumbers into a mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt. Mix well, then set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the dressing. Combine tamari, lime juice, maple syrup, sesame oil, chopped garlic, chilli flakes and ground ginger.
  • After half an hour, drain any liquid produced by your cucumbers.
  • Stir in the dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy.

Notes

  • This is quite a light meal, so if you want to bulk it up, serve it over steamed rice or noodles. Alternatively, it can be a great side salad.
  • You can use regular soy sauce instead of tamari provided you don’t have a gluten allergy.
  • If you are allergic to sesame, replace sesame oil with peanut oil, pumpkin seeds oil, or hemp seed oil. Garnish with crushed peanuts or fresh coriander instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal
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