Today, I’ll share with you recipe for an easy cucumber salad with a dressing full of spunk. So easy, with minimal effort – it comes together in less than 5 minutes for sure!
Cucumbers make the best meals in summers. I add them to salads like there’s no tomorrow. If I have cucumbers in the fridge, I can even snack on them by cutting it in half vertically, sprinkling some salt and red chilli powder – truly bliss!
The flavours in the dressing are what make this cucumber salad from basic to wow, and you can use this dressing on a zoodle salad too with equal success.
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This recipe is simple and quick and it’s not your regular cucumber salad. It goes well as a sandwich filling or as a side to a soup. The dressing is a spin-off on a balsamic vinaigrette. The sesame seeds and soya sauce add the Asian touch. Chilli flakes add oomph. So when you spot that lone cucumber in the vegetable crisper of your fridge, this spunky easy cucumber salad is the recipe to fall back on!
It’s fat free, it’s low cal and it’s ready in <5 minutes. It’s my HOT favourite!
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Easy Cucumber Salad
- 3 cucumbers medium sized -halved length-wise and sliced
- 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
- 1 tbsps Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsps soy sauce use tamari for gluten free version
- 1 tsp honey use maple or date syrup for vegan version
- 1 tsp mustard whole grain
- Pinch chilli flakes
- 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
- Salt (adjust with the saltiness in soy sauce)
- To make this easy cucumber salad, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing with a fork.
- Toss in the cucumber slices and coriander. Mix well.
- Serve on a plate. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and a pinch of chili flakes for garnish.
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Wow! a salad with a difference,nice recipe..:)
By the way, congrats!!
Thanks Lera 😉
Congratulations ! Salad looks wow !
Delicious salad..Thnx for sharing. Going to try soon !!
A very different salad!! Must try!Congratulations by the way!! 🙂
Have you ever tried adding just a touch of sesame oil to your recipe? sesame oil with soy sauce added to cucumbers or grated carrots is simply divine.
wow… great salad.. simple and quick to make one.
That’s a different salad, Nandita. Very different from what I would imagine putting cucumbers into. And low-cal indeed.Btw, my latest post is an entry to your next WBB round-up. I’ll send you a mail with the permalink. This is just to remind myself. 🙂
That is definitely healthy and delicious. Nice idea to spice up otherwise bland cucumbers. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats N. And this salad looks delectable. I am myself a salad freak so should be trying out this take of yours very soon.
Thanks all of you…Tashie, leaving out the sesame oil would sure add a ton of taste, but I prefer leaving the oil out of my salad dressings, to make them lighter…after all when i make a salad that is the purpose…thanks for visiting 🙂
Hey,Cool twist to otherwise boring cucumbers. Wondering what could substitute balsamic vinegar. Want to try this recipe ASAP……..Thanks