Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Hey everyone! I’m obsessed with cucumbers – they’re light, refreshing, and always add a satisfying crunch to any dish. This spicy cucumber salad is about to become your new summer favorite. It’s bursting with flavor and perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a quick snack.

The best part? It only takes 5 minutes to whip up! You just need a handful of ingredients like mini cucumbers (Persian cucumbers work too!), green onions for some bite, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes for a kick, and rice vinegar. Plus, a sprinkle of sesame seeds for the finishing touch.

Oh, and did I mention the fun part? We’re making these cucumbers into awesome little accordions! All you need is a sharp knife and a couple of chopsticks. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it step-by-step.

This salad is a total crowd-pleaser, healthy, gluten-free, and vegan. Plus, it’s perfect for hot weather because it’s so light and refreshing.

Here’s why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Super quick and easy – 5 minutes flat!
  • Packed with flavor
  • Light and refreshing
  • Healthy and vegan
  • Fun and impressive spiralized cucumbers
  • Great for summer

Ready to give it a try? Let’s get cooking!

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Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Spicy Cucumber Salad

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This spicy cucumber salad is about to become your new summer favorite. It’s bursting with flavor and perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a quick snack.

  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 8 mini cucumbers (Persian cucumbers)
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Dressing:

  • 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce (or tamari/coconut aminos for gluten-free)
  • 1 ½ tbsp rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (optional, adjust for spice)

Instructions

  1. Prep the Cucumbers: Wash, dry, and trim the ends. Using chopsticks as a guide, slice cucumbers diagonally at a 45-degree angle, stopping at the chopsticks. Flip and slice straight down to create ribbons. Cut ribbons in half and place in a bowl.
  2. Make the Dressing: Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste (more soy sauce for salty, more vinegar for tangy).
  3. Assemble the Salad: Pour dressing over cucumbers and toss gently. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
  • Author: Anwar
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack,
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Calories: 48kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 228mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

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