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Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad

I learned to cook at an early age and have collected many recipes. Whenever I take this salad to a church supper, it's the first one to disappear!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Place cucumbers in a colander. Set the colander on a plate; sprinkle cucumbers with salt and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse and drain well.
  • In a bowl, combine the onions, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, sesame seeds and cayenne. Add cucumbers and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 19 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • abapper
    Jun 10, 2011

    You seem to be the only person that knows you have to toss the cuke slices in salt first to tenderize them.

  • elsb
    Aug 21, 2010

    3 words - TO DIE FOR! We add a little garlic powder too!!

  • elsb
    May 25, 2010

    This is a favorite of ours during the summer. It's wonderful!