Today’s cucumber salad recipe is simple, I mean really simple! It’s a delicious alternative to a heavy and hot meal, perfect for lunch or dinner. It takes no time at all to prepare. Although you do need to cool the cucumbers prior to making it. Because cucumber salad taste best cool and crisp.
Our garden is abundant with cucumbers. We have both burp-less and sweet success. Two very different tasting cucumbers. I wish I could give you some. We have been giving them away to whomever will take them, :-).
What You Need
1 Lb. Cucumbers (cleaned and cut into ribbons)
1 Green onion finely minced
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. Red chili flakes (optional)
3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup rice wine vinegar
Mandolin ( or potato peeler)
Before You Start -Place your cucumbers in the refrigerator to cool for about 2 hours.Cut cucumbers into ribbons using your mandolin or potato peeler.
Lets Make it! Add cucumber ribbons ito your salad bowl sprinkle with all ingredients, toss well to coat. taa Daa, I told you it was easy 🙂
Sometimes easy tastes great!
Do you make cucumber salad?
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Lia Griffith says
Cannot wait to try!!
Theresa S. (@Reese22) says
YUM! This looks so delish. Bonus: a refreshing break from this 100 degree weather we’ve been having. Can’t wait to try it out!
Gluten Free A-Z says
We have had so much hot weather, I’m looking for sides to cool us off. This looks really delicious
Your salad looks delicious!
Hoping you get cooler weather very soon!
I have a gazillion cucumbers from my garden. This looks like the perfect salad to make to help get rid of them 🙂
Tamara Buschel (@theworkoutmama) says
That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Looks great. I love cucumber sandwiches when it’s hot outside. Try to stay cool.
Heather @ new house, new home, new life says
I love the taste of cucumber, but it doesn’t love me. Every time I have some, I’m reminded for 3 days. That being said, this looks yummy and I wish I could eat it. I have 2 girlfriends coming for dinner on Thursday – I’m sure they would love it.
Janine Huldie says
Totally make cucumber salad here and it is one of our favorites, but I rarely ever make ribbons even though they look so pretty. Thanks for sharing your version and sounds delicious!!
andrea cammarata says
Oh Such RIBBONS of yumminess!!!!! I guess you just solved the question of what I was going to do with those extra cucumbers!!! Guess what will be on tonight’s menu! Thank you my friend for always sending a smile! How is that little cutie Izzy doing? Staying cool : ) Sending hugs to all!