Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

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A spicy Asian twist on a traditional cucumber salad.

Cucumbers are high in fiber, but low in calories, which makes them a great weight-loss food. They’re also high in potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K. They’re light and crunchy, but not very flavorful, so we decided to spice them up! We added classic Asian sauces and ingredients to add a spicy kick to mild cucumbers. You’ll love the rich flavor of this spicy sesame cucumber salad, and you’ll love the health benefits. Enjoy it as a light side dish on a hot summer day and you’ll feel refreshed and invigorated.

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Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

This Asian-style cucumber salad is spicy, crunchy, and super easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce low-sodium
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 cups cucumber sliced into thin circles
  • 1 red onion small, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 jalapeno small, diced small
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh, chopped


  • In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, sesame seeds, and red pepper. Mix well and add the cucumber red onion, and jalapeno. Gently stir until all items are coated in the sauce.
  • Sprinkle cilantro on top and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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For more summery side dishes, check out our Root Vegetable Coleslaw, our Italian Garbanzo Bean Salad, and our Super Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice!

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