Chilled Cucumber and Wood Ear Mushroom Salad


Nutritionally boost your day with this chilled cucumber and wood ear mushroom salad. It's an effective way of getting flavor and nutrients rolled up into one meal. Wood ear mushrooms are commonly sold in Asian markets.

close up view of Chilled Cucumber and Wood Ear Mushroom Salad garnished with sesame seeds, on a black plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 22 mins


  • ½ ounce dried wood ear mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar

  • ½ teaspoon chopped Thai chile pepper

  • 1 Japanese cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Soak mushrooms in water until hydrated, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and place in a saucepan over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes. Drain and let cool.

  2. Combine lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, sugar, and chile pepper in a bowl. Toss in cucumber, mushrooms, and sesame seeds. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
8g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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