Ginger Cucumber Salad


Simplicity and ease of preparation are a couple things that make this salad great. It's light, crisp, refreshing, and with its delicate flavor, the perfect sidekick to summer meals. And you can enjoy it guilt-free!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cucumbers

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste (such as Gourmet Garden™)

  • 1 teaspoon toasted black sesame seeds


  1. Peel cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Cut each half into 1/4-inch slices and place in a medium bowl. Stir in red onion slices and set aside.

  2. Whisk vinegar, sugar, and ginger paste together in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add dressing to cucumber mixture and mix well. Stir in sesame seeds and refrigerate for about 1 hour to let the flavors meld.

Cook's Note:

Ginger paste in a tube can be found in the refrigerated produce section of your supermarket. Of course, if you have fresh ginger root on hand, feel to use it either by finely mincing it or putting it through a garlic press.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

40 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 182mg 4%

* 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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