Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian Cucumber Salad blend with red chili powder has a palatable and refreshing flavor that pairs perfectly with any of your main dishes. It’s a super healthy and effortless salad you can make in 10 minutes. 

asian cucuber salad

I’m a lazy lady, and whenever I feel exhausted from cooking complicated recipes, I simply whip up a quick and tasty cucumber salad. It’s a breeze and a super delicious salad you can serve as an appetizer. 

This Asian Cucumber salad is light, refreshing, savory, and best for hot summer days. Even if you’re out for some vacations, just take out your bowl, cut some cucumbers, and sprinkle some traditional spices, and you’re good to go. 

On top of that, this salad also helps in digestion and detox your stomach. And guess what! I often craft this salad whenever my belly and stomach are stuffed. 

cucumber salad

More About Asian Cucumber Salad

  • You can play with different spices and ingredients to amp up the flavors and make it more savory. For example, you can add coriander powder, garlic paste, or any spicy ingredient to heat this salad. 
  • I’ve used olive oil to give it a more glossy texture. You can also use Mustard or sesame oil to add a more dense flavor. 
  • Want more nuanced flavors? The honey and red chilis powder in parallel offers a zesty and sweet flavor that feels relaxing on a plate. 
  • If you’re short on time or ingredients for a healthy salad, Asian cucumber salad is here to save the day!


Ingredients cucumber salt
  • Cucumber: I like using thick cucumbers, but if you have older ones with thick skin, just peel them off for a better taste.
  • Sugar Or Honey: I’ve used sugar for sweet nodes. But you can also opt for Honey if you want to make your bowl more healthy. 
  • Vinegar: Citrus flavors are love! And such salads are near to my heart. You can use vinegar of lime juice for a citric taste. 
  • Spice: Simple red chili powder and chili oil are two spices that make the entire heat in this cucumber salad. 
  • Garlic Paste: Minced one clove of garlic in the mortar & pestle for a pungent taste. 
  • Olive Oil: Generally, most folks use sesame oil in this Asian cucumber salad, but I’ve opted for olive oil for a more glossy and nutritious touch. 
  • Sesame Seeds: These will be used to garnish and build an elegant texture.

Let’s Prepare The Salad

  1. Grab a cucumber and chop it into beautiful round pieces. Avoid thin slices; they might break while mixing. 
cut cucumber
  1. Sprinkle the salt over the salad to give it a more umami taste. Leave for 10 minutes uncovered. Over this time, the cucumber will leave some moisture at the bottom; extract that moisture after 10 minutes and prepare the bowl for dressing. 
  1. Then add the olive oil, red chili powder, red chili oil, sugar, vinegar, and black pepper to the bowl and mix it thoroughly. 
dressing cucumber
  1. Finally sprinkle some sesame seeds over the bowl and enjoy the delicious Asian cucumber salad with your main meal.
sesame seeds


You can store this cucumber salad in the refrigerator for one day at least. But make sure to use an airtight container. Don’t store it too long because the cumber will leave a lot of moisture and ruin the entire taste. 

Undoubtedly, cucumber salad is healthier; the water content of cucumber detoxes the stomach and improves digestion. It also fulfills your hydration needs. Further olive oil, sesame oil, and Honey make it even healthier and savory.  

Add the amount of red chili powder and oil to make it a little fiery. 

Yes, Asian cucumber salad is gluten-free. 

How To Serve?

I consume this salad with any of my substantial meals, like chicken or heavy beef recipes. Besides this, you can also serve it as an appetizer because it speeds up the appetite and creates more room in your stomach for extra food. 

sesame seeds

Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian Cucumber Salad blend with red chili powder has a palatable and refreshing flavor that pairs perfectly with any of your main dishes. It’s a super healthy and effortless salad you can make in 10 minutes. 
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Prep Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine asian
Servings 2


  • 2 Cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 minced clove garlic 
  • tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds for garnishing 


  • Rinse and cut the cucumber into round pieces. 
  • Add salt for the taste and leave the bowl for 10 minutes. 
  • Extract the extra moisture for brown, and add all the salad ingredients except sesame seeds. Mix it well. 
  • Finally, garnish with sesame seeds and enjoy!


Keyword Asian Cucumber Salad
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