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Easy Cold Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe {Recipe Redux}

by Jeanette on July 21, 2012 · 12 Comments
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Cold Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad

Each Saturday, I trek over to our local farmer’s market to see what new produce is for sale. As the summer season progresses, it’s always fun to watch the expanding summer bounty of fresh vegetables. Kirby cucumbers are one of the vegetables I look forward to seeing. There’s something about the crisp, cooling quality of cucumbers.
Cold Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad
I made Cucumber Kimchi and Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad last summer, but one of my old favorites is this simple Cold Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad. It’s so easy to make and very refreshing. You must give this a try. It goes great with grilled foods or as a simple side dish for any meal on a hot summer day.

Today, I am posting this Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad recipe as part of The Recipe ReDux’s Beat the Summer Heat with “No Cook Meals” event. The Recipe ReDux is a recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, which focuses on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Similar to my mindset, Dietitians Regan Jones, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious.  Recipe ReDux aims to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

This Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad requires no cooking and has a cooling effect for a hot summer day. Enjoy!

Soy Sesame Cucumber Salad
  • 3 kirby cucumbers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon organic sugar
  • toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Japanese pepper, for garnish
  1. Cut kirby cucumbers into half moons, about ½" thick. Toss with all the seasoning except for sesame seeds and Japanese pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour. Just before serving, sprinkle with sesame seeds and Japanese pepper.

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  1. Love that bowl!!! and the recipe looks awesome. I love simple little cucumber salads :)

  2. Gave away the kirby cukes I harvested this week but the plant is still producing. Copied the recipe and will be making when cukes are ready for harvest.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Norma, I always enjoy seeing pictures of your garden. I made kimchi cucumbers last year using kirby cukes and that was good too.

  3. Love this- healthy, easy and yummy. Hope to try it soon!

  4. Gorgeous Jeanette, I’m adding this to dinner tonight!

  5. Sounds great; I love the summer cucumbers!

  6. Genevieve says:

    Question- what is Japanese Pepper? The recipe looks good, a little different than the basic Red wine Vinegar dressing.

  7. How beautiful and simple. I’ll make this one tonight to go with our roasted Bankok chicken! They’ll be amazing together.

  8. I just finished enjoying this salad with dinner. Simple and so delightful. We’ll be making this one again and again.

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      France – so happy you tried this simple salad and enjoyed it. It is one of the salads I grew up with during the hot summers.

  9. Cucumber salads are best for summer. So cooling. This recipe looks so delish, Jeanette :)

  10. So simple and refreshing. I love this!

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