Crisp & Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe
Crisp & Spicy Cucumber Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced, optional
  • MARINADE:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Optional toppings: minced fresh cilantro, chopped peanuts and additional sliced green onion

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without toppings) equals 96 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, mix marinade ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour over vegetables; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Serve with a slotted spoon. If desired, sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Crisp & Spicy Cucumber Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without toppings) equals 96 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

Delicious. I served this on individual lettuce leaves. I used Champagne vinegar, and added 2 TBS of sweet chili sauce instead of the soy sauce. I chose chopped peanuts for my topping. Thank you, Alivia, for this tasty recipe.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

Very attractive salad! Cool and crisp taste in spite of the spice! Definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

Made this for a lunch party and everyone raved about it.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

Very refreshing. Loved the sweet asian inspired dressing. I added some grape tomatoes to it and omitted the onion. Will keep this for next summer's cook outs.

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

unique blend of flavors. refreshing and crisp. hint of hotness with cayenne and jalapenos

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