Asian cucumber salad is a refreshing and vibrant dish that combines the crispness of cucumbers with a tangy and savory dressing. With minimal ingredients and simple preparation, you can create a light and flavorful salad that is both satisfying and packed with Asian-inspired flavors. The combination of the cool cucumbers, tangy rice vinegar, and soy sauce creates a harmonious blend of tastes. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing side dish or a light appetizer, Asian cucumber salad offers a delightful balance of textures and a burst of refreshing flavors. Embrace the simplicity of making this flavorful salad and enjoy its refreshing taste with every bite.

Easy Asian Cucumber Salad

Farah from Farah J. Eats
Enjoy thinly sliced cucumbers tossed in a delicious tangy and savory dressing for this easy Asian cucumber salad. A great choice for an appetizer or as a side dish!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 5 Persian cucumbers
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp chili oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds


  • Rinse and slice one end of the cucumber at an angle.
  • Continue slicing at an angle. Slices should look more oval than round. Thickness should be up to preference.
  • Add to a bowl/container and sprinkle 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • Mix that well and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to draw out the water.
  • Drain the water and give the cucumbers a quick 10 seconds rinse before returning back to the bowl/container.
  • Add sesame oil, light soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, chili oil and sesame seeds.
  • Stir until well combined and serve. Enjoy!


The amount of chili oil should be up to heat preference. Adjust accordingly.
Best served immediately.
This recipe is courtesy of Farah at Farah J. Eats.

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