A fresh and light salad recipe made only of cucumbers, coated in a lot of flavours and aroma. Asian cucumber salad is one of those easy side dishes you want to serve next to any meat.
If you like Asian or Thai food, you may find this recipe interesting and delicious.
Why do you think cucumbers could be that tasty? Or why this cucumber salad can satisfy my cravings? These are the question you may have, but the secret here lies in the aromatic dressing that coats all cucumbers and makes them taste unbelievable. Simple, easy, but such a delicacy.
Cucumber salad is a healthy salad, flavoured, packed and nice looking. Add spring onions or spicy Thai chillies, and your salad gets another level of freshness and colours.
I adore cucumbers as they add crunchiness and healthiness to any food. This salad caught my eye, and it turned out to be tasty and light. I love Thai food as it always combines sweet flavours with an earthy taste and makes a great duo together. A simple recipe may turn out to look and taste fabulous if you add honey, chilli pepper, or soy sauce. This kind of cuisine combines aromas that you can’t imagine but create a delicious taste, and when you taste, you remain wordless.
Since I have tried Asian food, I have become a fan of many recipes.
Should you peel a cucumber?
It is a debate question. For example, I like to leave the skin on the cucumber as it looks more elegantly in a salad. However, I wash it in warm water to avoid any dirties.
It is okay to peel off the skin if it bothers you and you feel that skinless cucumbers look and taste better.
How to make cucumber salad?
Nothing complicated or chef-like studies. A simple move: cut the cucumber rounds and make the dressing.
As I have already mentioned, the dressing makes it all. So if you find some intolerance to any ingredients, just feel free to skip or replace them with anything you like.
The dressing has an Asian sour/bitter taste that nicely pairs with sweet cucumbers.
Two big cucumbers
2-3 spring onions or 1 red onion
Cilantro or parsley
Sesame seeds or any other nuts you have
For the dressing:
2 tbsp Sesame oil (the toasted or regular one)
2 tbsp Soy sauce
1/2 lime juice
1 tbsp Fish sauce ( it is too pungent, so don’t add more)
One minced clove of garlic
1 tbsp sugar ( I have used brown sugar)
Seasoning at taste
Take a cutting board and cut rounds the cucumber. Take a bowl and add them to it.
Chop spring onions and add to the bowl with cucumbers. Watch the video below
In a small separate bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the dressing over the bowl with cucumbers.
Top sesame seeds.
Take a plate and nicely arrange the salad.
I have added a pinch of pepper flakes for spiciness and colour.
What to serve with cucumber salad?
This light and fresh salad can be a great pair to meat, fish, or even potatoes.
For example, our delicious and mouthwatering pork ribs, get the recipe here, next to this salad is more than ideal—also, roasted pork tenderloin or salmon fish in a creamy sauce or baked will pair great with cucumber salad.
This salad will pair with many dishes you make as it is a healthy, fresh, and easy recipe.
Can cucumber salad be stored?
Cucumbers contain water, so if you want to store this salad, you may have a mashy/untasty salad. You can make this easy cucumber salad in just minutes, so you shouldn’t store it. Just cut cucumbers and enjoy at the time.
Cucumbers are healthy to eat as well as fresh to enjoy, especially when it’s hot outside. This crunchy veggie pairs excellent with many other vegetables, and you can cook it in many ways.
I think in salads, cucumber tastes the best along with a tangy dressing.
Asian Cucumber Salad
- 2 cucumbers
- spring onion
- sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp Fish sauce
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Take a cutting board and cut rounds the cucumber. Take a bowl and add them to it.
- Chop spring onions and add to the bowl with cucumbers.
- In a small separate bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well until the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour the dressing over the bowl with cucumbers.
- Top sesame seeds.
- Take a plate and nicely arrange the salad.
- Garnish with pepper flakes and enjoy!