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flavorful asian cucumber salad
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Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian cucumber salad with crunchy cucumbers, onions, sweet red peppers and a flavorful dressing! This vegan and gluten free salad is a wonderful side dish to any Asian meal. With just a few simple ingredients, this salad is ready in 15 minutes, perfect quick and easy for weeknights!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian cucumber salad
Servings: 3
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Harini

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups peeled and sliced cucumbers from 3 small cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup very finely chopped seeded red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoons roasted and crushed peanuts

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce I have used tamari
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons very finely chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Rinse, peel if desired and slice the cucumber with 1/4 inch thickness. Thinly slice the onions, remove seeds from red bell pepper and chop it very finely.
  • Place the chopped vegetables in a bowl.
  • In a small bowl place the dressing ingredients- toasted sesame oil, tamari or soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, coriander leaf, sesame seeds, freshly cracked black peppercorns and salt.
  • Mix well with a spoon.
  • Add the dressing to the prepared vegetables.
  • Toss well. Add crushed peanuts and mix.
  • Serve immediately or cover well and refrigerate until serving.

Notes

How Long Can You Store This Salad?
This cucumber salad Asian keeps well for a week as we are using vinegar. However the cucumbers and other vegetables do turn soggy after a day or two.
My suggestion is to use this up in two days.
Serving Suggestions
This is a super flavorful, crunchy and delicious salad that will perk up the taste of any meal.
You can serve this salad as a side dish in Asian fare consisting of fried rice, noodles etc.
You can also serve this along with snacks like potstickers, bao buns etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 536mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g