Do you want something that is easy to make for hot days or for late-night snacks? Cucumber slices mixed with sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper will present you with the best salad – the sesame cucumber salad!

Sesame cucumber salad is a perfect side dish for any meal or you can have it anytime you crave something. It is light, refreshing, and gives a great flavor of sesame oil mixed with cucumber. If you are fond of trying different salad recipes, you must not miss trying this salad. Moreover, it is a healthy snack idea for kids as well.

Sesame Cucumber Salad
Sesame Cucumber Salad

This recipe gives you a perfect way to use delicious and inexpensive cucumbers to beat those hot days in a tasteful way. The addition of granulated sugar and crushed red pepper brings all flavors imaginable. You can have this salad with sesame chicken, sweet and sour chicken, or any grilled non-veg or veg main dish.

It is also advised not to substitute rice vinegar with any other ingredient as the uniquely mild flavor and acidity of this vinegar is perfect for sesame cucumber salad. More to this, if you want to enjoy the crunchiness of cucumber, cut them into chunks instead of slices.

If this sesame cucumber salad recipe is a new addition to you, you must try this once, and it is sure you will not be disappointed at all and it will become one of your go-to favorite salads.

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • One-third cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Half teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 3 green onions
  • One-fourth cup of chopped peanuts 

Method to Prepare:

  • Take a small bowl and add rice vinegar, sugar, toasted sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and salt it. Make this dressing and keep it aside.
  • Now, take a peeler and start peeling cucumbers, and cut them either into circles or into cubes as per your choice. Take a large bowl and keep these cucumbers pieces in it.
  • Now, you have to chop peanuts into small pieces and cut the green onions as well.
  • Next, add the chopped peanuts, sliced green onions, and dressing to the bowl of cucumbers. Mix all ingredients well.
  • You can either serve this delicious sesame cucumber salad immediately or you can refrigerate the bowl full of salad until it gets ready to eat. Simply make sure to stir the salad before serving so that the dressing gets distributed evenly.

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Nutritional Value (Per serving):

  • Calories: 62.8kcal
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Sodium: 199.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Fiber: 1.4g

Final Words

If you want something that can be prepared quickly to satisfy your midnight hunger, then why not have a delicious sesame cucumber salad? This recipe gives you an idea to enjoy your favorite cucumber in some unique way. Really a great salad recipe to be loved!