Asian Cucumber Salad

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A delicious Asian Cucumber Salad featuring cucumbers, avocado, green onion, and a savory sesame dressing, perfect as a light and healthy side dish for any meal.

Serve this alongside one of these popular recipes: chicken stir frycoconut curry chicken, or chicken chow mein.

Asian Cucumber Salad in a bowl, ready to serve.

Asian Cucumber Salad

My mom often made a simple cucumber and tomato salad with fresh garden veggies, seasoned with lemon, salt, and pepper. Now, my favorite variation is the Asian Cucumber Salad, a staple side dish that complements various meals (like this Asian Ground Turkey) with its crisp, cool taste.

This salad emphasizes ease with minimal ingredients, a straightforward dressing, and a quick preparation process.

Asian Cucumber Salad dressing mixed together and ready to go on the salad.

The dressing being added to the dish.

Ready-to-eat Asian Cucumber Salad in a bowl.

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Asian Cucumber Salad

5 from 4 votes
A simple and tasty Asian Cucumber Salad combines cucumbers, avocado, green onion, and an addictive sesame dressing. This light and healthy salad makes a perfect side dish to just about any dinner!
Asian Cucumber Salad in a bowl, ready to serve.
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Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad in a bowl, ready to serve.
5 from 4 votes
A simple and tasty Asian Cucumber Salad combines cucumbers, avocado, green onion, and an addictive sesame dressing. This light and healthy salad makes a perfect side dish to just about any dinner!
Course Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine Chinese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword asian cucumber salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 -5 as a side
Chelsea Lords
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 heaping cups Persian cucumbers thinly sliced (or English cucumbers)
  • 3/4 cup chopped avocado (~1 small ripe avocado)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (white parts only; about 4 onions)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional (increase or decrease for personal spice preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel the cucumber if desired. I like to leave the peels on for flavor and nutrients.
  • Thinly slice the cucumbers. (Use a box grater with a vegetable slicing surface, a mandolin slicer, or a knife). Add the sliced cucumbers to a large bowl.
  • Chop the avocado, thinly slice the green onions and add to the salad.
  • In a Mason jar, combine the sesame oil, white wine vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place lid on and shake to combine.
  • Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning to preference.
  • For optimal flavors, let stand for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, before serving.
  • Salad is best enjoyed within 1-2 hours of being made.

Video

Recipe Notes

You'll find there is leftover dressing in the bowl after the salad is gone. The amount of dressing is important though because as you stir it frequently, all of the ingredients have a chance to "marinate" in the dressing.
This salad is best eaten right after being made and doesn't store very well. It's also best when the vegetables have previously been chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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18 Comments

  1. I’ve never had a cucumber salad, so I’m loving the looks of this! So fresh. And I love how easy this is to whip up, too! Pinned!

  2. I love your “less is more” take on this salad! While it’s still the middle of winter here, I think I’ll make this salad soon because it makes me think of fresh, light meals on warmer days! Pinned!

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous and colorful salad! You’re right, sometimes simple things are the best. So are family recipes! Pinned!

  4. I love this salad, Chelsea! My mom made a cucumber salad almost every night for us too because it was the only green stuff my oldest brother would eat at the time haha. Yours looks absolutely refreshing and delicious!

  5. This is beautiful Chelsea! Totally reminds me of Spring and Summer (which, by the way, I can’t wait until… I’m so done with the snow!!!)

  6. 5 stars
    This looks so easy and tasty. Must try! I am tempted to make a batch and eat it all week with my lunch. Nom nom ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    I paired this salad with a Chickey Satay and Peanut Sauce dish and it was exactly what was needed. It was yummy. I loved that it came together quickly as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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