Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Fresh Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe

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I learned to cook at an early age and have collected many recipes. Whenever I take this salad to a church supper, it's the first one to disappear!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 8 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 19 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Place cucumbers in a colander. Set the colander on a plate; sprinkle cucumbers with salt and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Rinse and drain well.
  2. In a bowl, combine the onions, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, sesame seeds and cayenne. Add cucumbers and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Cucumber Salad in Country April/May 2000, p49

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"You seem to be the only person that knows you have to toss the cuke slices in salt first to tenderize them."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"3 words - TO DIE FOR! We add a little garlic powder too!!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"This is a favorite of ours during the summer. It's wonderful!"

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