Sesame Cucumber Salad

Here’s a super easy and quick summer salad, quite cooling and refreshing when it’s almost too hot out to eat anything! Make sure your sesame oil is fresh, if it smells good it is good.  If it’s been hanging out in the back of your pantry for a while it could have gone bad, so check before you pour!

Sesame Cucumber Salad, Simply Delicious from!


  • 2 medium sized cucumbers (about 1 lb total)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling on top, optional but highly recommended!

1 Peel the cucumbers. Cut them into quarters, lengthwise. (If the seeds are bitter, scrape out the seeds and feed to your worms or compost pile or backyard chickens with the rest of the veggies scraps.) Cut the cucumbers again, crosswise, into 1/2-inch thick pieces.

2 Place cucumbers into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Toss with sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar, and chili flakes.  Top with toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!

Serves 2-3.

Original recipe from can be found here.

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