Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

Quick to make and deliciously cool and refreshing to eat, you'll want to make this simple cucumber salad recipe all the time. It has a spicy, pickled flavor thanks to the dressing that's made with sesame oil, rice vinegar, and red pepper flakes. It's vegan friendly and suitable for picnics (no mayo!) and is sure to delight as a side dish for a weeknight dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • ¾ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon red-pepper flakes

  • teaspoon sugar

  • 1 English cucumber, unpeeled and thinly sliced

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together canola oil, vinegar, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Add cucumber and scallions and toss to combine.

Cook's Notes

Sesame oil comes in two varieties: regular and toasted be sure to use toasted sesame oil, which has a richer, more pronounced flavor, for this recipe.

Related Articles