Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A yummy cucumber salad that's made without any sour cream or yogurt. From Better Home's and Garden's Oriental Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Halve unpeeled cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice cucumbers crosswise.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine cucumbers, green onion, and serrano pepper; set aside.
  3. For marinade, in a small mixing bowl combine rice vinegar, water, sugar, garlic, salt, and turmeric.
  4. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour over cucumber mixture.
  6. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  8. Drain before serving.
Most Helpful

Awesome recipe. Made this salad according to the directions for a potluck. Everyone loved it and ask for the recipe.

kjrknick_13101456 August 23, 2011

To me and my love of cucumbers and all things spicy this is a dream come true. Absolutely delicious in every way. The spice is just perfect and *not* hot at all. The green onion, the garlic, the turmeric is glorious in the taste combination. The only thing I didn't do is slice the cucumber lengthwise. Before I knew it, I had sliced penny-way (is this really a word?) anyway, they looked like pennies. Sorry about that. But next time I will slice lengthwise as in directions. Either way, this is a delicious way to serve this oriental recipe and I could probably sit and eat the whole cucumber and dressing in one sitting whilst I while-away the afternoon pondering why I didn't put in more cucumbers for the coming summer season. Made for you with many thanks!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm April 17, 2009