Gourmet Magazine's Asian Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a simple, light, and refreshing recipe from Gourmet Magazine. Cooks' Note: Do not let dressed cucumber salad stand more than 20 minutes before serving, or it will become soggy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring vinegar and sugar to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then cool to room temperature. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil.
  2. Cut cucumber lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick ribbons using a mandoline or other manual slicer. Toss cucumber with dressing and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

We followed the recipe, except we removed the seeds & mandolined our cucumber into strings. A perfect & quick salad to our summer barbecue dinner. Thank you very much for posting this recipe! I look forward to trying it again with grated ginger or sesame seeds ....

Sous Chef Bentley June 10, 2009

Tasty. I did add a little extra honey, a pinch of ginger and a pinch of garlic. Added some red pepper and carrots to the cucumbers. Yummy side dish.

JanuaryBride September 12, 2012