Rating: 4.38 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This refreshing cucumber salad, made with lime juice and cilantro, is quick and easy to make and is great alongside steak or tacos.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, sambal oelek, red pepper flakes and salt together in a bowl until evenly combined; allow to sit until flavors blend, at least 10 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

Cucumber can also be thinly sliced into circles using a mandolin, if a different shape is desired.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 10.9g; fat 0.7g; sodium 104.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2018
3.22.18 Quick and easy salad for sure that was the perfect partner to some Korean Hot Wings, another recipe on this site. As another reviewer suggested, do mix up the dressing and then add your cukes. Just enough heat, not too much, the lime juice brightens the flavor, and really brings everything together. There are times when simple is best, and we enjoyed this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2016
This recipe sounded really promising, so I tried it out. I used a homegrown cucumber, which was on the smaller side. I used a vegghetti to spiralize it. Unfortunately I used a whole clove of garlic, which ended up overwhelming all of the rest of the flavors. I used the juice from half of a lime, I added a small mango and some sugar to offset the wicked sour taste. Next time I would consider using less garlic. Read More
(1)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
3.22.18 Quick and easy salad for sure that was the perfect partner to some Korean Hot Wings, another recipe on this site. As another reviewer suggested, do mix up the dressing and then add your cukes. Just enough heat, not too much, the lime juice brightens the flavor, and really brings everything together. There are times when simple is best, and we enjoyed this recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2020
Used Asian garlic chili sauce. A bit too spicy, but seemed like it would be worth another try using 1/2 tsp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2019
No Samba..... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2016
Easy and awesome salad! I tried this with and without the samba oelek; both are very, very good. The only thing I would suggest, if using the samba oelek, I would mix up the "dressing" and then add it to the cucumbers to get an even distribution. I used a spiralizer to cut my cucumbers. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
Made this last night. Super refreshing and zesty! Add some lime salt (buy at specialty spice shops) to it and wow!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2021
Light and refreshing. Omitted pepper flakes and samba oelek. Added powdered garlic and radishes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2016
This recipe sounded really promising, so I tried it out. I used a homegrown cucumber, which was on the smaller side. I used a vegghetti to spiralize it. Unfortunately I used a whole clove of garlic, which ended up overwhelming all of the rest of the flavors. I used the juice from half of a lime, I added a small mango and some sugar to offset the wicked sour taste. Next time I would consider using less garlic. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2020
My husband and I love this recipe! I think you will too! So simple yet so yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2018
This is amazing! I did add chopped onion and I cubed the Cucumber. Great Recipe! Read More