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A crunchy bowl of Chinese Cucumber Salad.
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Chinese Cucumber Salad

Chinese Cucumber Salad is an easy side dish that takes just 5 minutes to make! Serve alongside stir-fry, noodles, braised-meats or spicy deep fried treats.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Salad, Chinese Cucumber Salad, Chinese Salad, Cucumber Salad, vegan salad, vegetarian salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 154kcal


  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and sliced
  • 1.25 lbs cucumbers peeled
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped


  • To prepare the dressing, whisk together vinegar, sugar, canola and sesame oil in a medium bowl. 
  • Add sliced red onion, mix well and leave aside to marinate for at least an hour. 
  • Place the ginger, garlic and salt in a food processor and blitz.
  • Use a spatula to scrape the ginger and garlic mixture into the onion dressing marinade. Stir together. 
  • Cut cucumbers lengthwise in half, then cut each half into 1/4 inch thick slices. Add the sliced cucumber to the bowl, followed by sesame and cilantro. Stir well and let rest in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving. 


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 5.7g | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg