A spicy, tangy, cold, yummy way to use all those cucumbers you grow! This is an old favorite that will cool you off while heating up your taste buds. Simple to make and it keeps for 3-4 days. I grow cucumbers and one plant can have 10-15 cucumbers a day ripen. This is a great variation of the traditional cucumber salad. Add tomatoes for a different variation. If you use fresh ginger be sure to grate it fine and increase amount to 1 1/2 teaspoons.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Use a vegetable peeler to peel stripes in the cucumbers leaving half the skin. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise. Use spoon to remove the seeds from the cucumber halves. Slice the halves thinly.

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  • Place the cucumber, onion, and 2 teaspoons salt in a bowl with enough water to cover; allow to marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly in a colander and transfer to a large bowl; add the jalapeno pepper and carrot to the mixture.

  • Stir the rice vinegar, ginger, sugar, and pepper together in a small bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved; pour over the cucumber mixture and stir to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

20.7 calories; 0.5 g protein; 5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 390.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2009
I have looked for a cucumber salad that we really liked and now I have found it! The flavors all go together perfectly. What a great summer salad. I followed the recipe exactly and it is super as is. Thank you Cheryl! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/01/2011
Mine came out very watery. Maybe I didn't drain enough I even blotted them with paper towels lol I don't think I would marinade cucumbers in water and salt again. The taste was ordinary I don't think I'll make it again I'm glad I tried it though. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2009
I have looked for a cucumber salad that we really liked and now I have found it! The flavors all go together perfectly. What a great summer salad. I followed the recipe exactly and it is super as is. Thank you Cheryl! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
This is a great summer salad. It's perfect for using up those cucumbers you always seem to have too many of if you've got a garden. The ginger might sound weird but gives the salad a really unique and delicious taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
Colorful and tasty! I used honey in place of the sugar and next time I will use less! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
Made this yesterday for a jewelry party my daughter in law was having. I was not there but she said not one piece of anything was left in the bowl and I had to send her the recipe this am for 5 people who ask her for it. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
absolutely loved it! for 45 yrs Ive eaten the sugar/vinegar/oil cukes and finally have found a better version! I wouldnt change a thing but Im pondering doubling the sauce and adding grn/red peppers broccoli and cauliflower to the mix next time! I go adventurous once I find a recipe I love thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2009
Definately not your typical cucumber salad! I love the zip of the jalepenos but found out I'm not that fond of ginger (that's just my personal taste). I kind of missed that strong vinegar usually associated with cuke salads so next time I'll use plain old white distilled vinegar. Oh- and LOVE the carrots.. overall this dish is yummo! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/01/2011
Mine came out very watery. Maybe I didn't drain enough I even blotted them with paper towels lol I don't think I would marinade cucumbers in water and salt again. The taste was ordinary I don't think I'll make it again I'm glad I tried it though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
I loved this. I have made it twice this week to use all my cucumbers. It is like the "goumet" version of the cuke salad my grandmother made when I was a kid. I love the ginger and the kick of the jalepenos. I used stevia instead of sugar and can't tell there's no sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2011
Great recipe I used splenda insted of the sugar andmy family is in love with it Read More
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