Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

This has a light spiciness to it, but if you like it even more, adding a few flakes of crushed red pepper makes an interesting addition to this salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons beet sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil


  1. Peel the cucumber and halve lengthwise; scrape out the seeds and cut into thick chunks.
  2. Place chunks into a bowl and toss with the salt.
  3. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix together the sugar, rice vinegar, chilli oil, and sesame oil in a small dish.
  5. Add mixture to cucumers, and stir until cucmbers are evenly coated.
  6. Serve chilled.
Most Helpful

This was a wonderful side dish to some Asian grilled salmon. Since I used the English cucumber, I didn't bother to seed it, and I cut back on the salt and it still turned out great. Thank you Sue L for sharing the recipe and another winner.

BonnieZ April 22, 2009

Loved loved loved this! The only thing I did wrong...I didn't make enough! Made just as recipe stated, but added 1/2 t toasted sesame seeds just for the heck of it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Noni Suzanne August 03, 2008

Mmmm these are delicious! Made this as is and it's a blend of sweet and sour alright. Served this with the steamed fish we had for lunch. Thanks, Sue L! Made for WZT4.

Pneuma June 04, 2008