Marinated cucumber salad is a cool and refreshing complement to almost any meal. This Asian style cucumber salad utilizes soy sauce and sesame oil to bring lots of flavor without a lot of work.

This Asian cucumber salad is one of sides dish , you can serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish and it makes the perfect picnic or potluck offering.

For making this salad select your cucumbers. Typically there are three different types of cucumbers at the grocery store. You’ve got standard cucumbers, the long plastic wrapped English cucumbers, as well as those cute little Persian cucumbers.

The cucumbers are combined with red bell pepper and thinly sliced red onion to form the base of the salad .. and remember the cucumbers will release liquid as they sit in the fridge, so your dressing might be a little thinner in consistency when it comes time to serve your salad.

This recipe for Asian cucumber salad is cucumbers and colorful veggies tossed in a zesty sesame dressing. The perfect quick and easy side dish!


  • 3 cups cucumbers peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the cucumbers, red onion and red bell pepper in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, cilantro and sesame seeds. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.ner in consistency when it comes time to serve your salad.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 538mg22%
Total Carbohydrates 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.