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Sesame Cucumber Salad

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:



6 Servings


Side Dish

About the Recipe

Sesame Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing, and vibrant in flavor. It's the perfect summer side dish or companion to any Southeast Asian inspired meal.


  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large cucumbers

  • 3 green onions

  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts


Step 1

In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and salt. Set the dressing aside.

Step 2

Peel and slice the cucumber using your favorite method. Place the sliced cucumbers in a large bowl.

Step 3

Chop the peanuts into smaller pieces. Slice the green onions.

Step 4

Add the peanuts, green onions, and dressing to the sliced cucumbers. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. Give the salad a brief stir before serving to redistribute the dressing and flavors.

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