A chilled sesame salad of spiralized cucumber. It reminds me of the seaweed salad you get at Japanese restaurants, but just cucumbers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut cucumbers into long, thin noodle shapes using a spiralizer set to the thinnest setting.

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  • Place cucumber noodles in a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss until combined. Let cucumber stand until moisture is drawn out, about 30 minutes.

  • Whisk rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sugar together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add cucumber; toss gently until coated. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 958.4mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
This was good and got better as it sat. It was light had great texture and was the perfect side for my Asian themed meal. I left a little of the peel on the cucumber for color but other than that made it as written. I would more than likely leave out the sugar next time but that is the only change I would make. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2016
This was good and got better as it sat. It was light had great texture and was the perfect side for my Asian themed meal. I left a little of the peel on the cucumber for color but other than that made it as written. I would more than likely leave out the sugar next time but that is the only change I would make. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2017
Good and easy with a nice Asian flavor. Lots of liquid in the bottom Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2018
This was delicious and I wish I had doubled the recipe. I used regular cubes and sliced them thinly. I added fresh minced garlic to my sesame oil. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2020
Turned out delicious. Added some thinly sliced green onions and a few red pepper flakes. Used regular rice vinegar and added garlic powder. I will definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
We make these a lot especially when the garden is producing. We change the amount of the ingredients or even leave something out occasionally to vary the flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2019
Good sesame flavor not too strong of a vinegar taste. I'll use this recipe a lot it's wonderful! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2020
My family and I LOVE this recipe! It tastes just like a cucumber salad I had at a restaurant once and wanted to replicate. so delicious with Asian inspired foods or with salmon and rice and we are having it tonight. My kiddos will eat it alongside anything! I don't have a spiralizer so just cut the cucumber however I'm inspired. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2020
I love that this is spiralized. This is such a fresh, easy and delicious salad. My 6 year old would eat an entire cucumber this way in 4 seconds, if I let her. I made it on the side of Thai Peanut Beef (from another site - www.damndelicious.net) and it was a perfect companion. Plan at least for half a cucumber per person, if not more - that seems to only work out to 3-4 'spaghetti' bites! Oh, and you can save the cucumber juice for a cucumber gimlet or martini with a little extra sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2020
Loved! Just as recipe written, just scaled it down to one person, tasted great! Read More