Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe

June 30, 2012
Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe | Fake Food Free
We planted our cucumbers late this year. The blooms have started and the plants are coming along nicely, but I’m still a bit envious of the mountains of cucumbers I’m seeing from other gardens.
Cucumber Bloom | Fake Food Free
I’ve been practicing patience and it was rewarded last weekend when my parents brought me a few from their garden. I’ve wanted to make Wasabi Cucumber Sesame Salad from She Wears Many Hats for a while. But with no wasabi in the house, I had to use it for inspiration and save the recreation for when our cucumbers arrive. 
I went with my favorite chili sauce – Sriracha. These cucumbers have just the right amount of heat, but I will warn you, leave them in the fridge a couple days and the fire begins to build!

Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

Adapted from Wasabi Cucumber Sesame Salad from She Wears Many Hats
3 medium pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp Sriracha Chili Sauce
½ tbsp dark sesame oil
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Black sesame seeds for garnish
Place the thinly sliced cucumbers in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Allow to drain in the sink or over a bowl while you prepare the dressing.
In a small dish, whisk together the Sriracha, sesame oil, vinegar and sugar. Transfer the drained cucumbers to a bowl and pour in the dressing. Toss to coat. You can salt and pepper to taste, but I found I didn’t need to add any more salt. Garnish with the black sesame seeds. Serves about 6. 
Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad Recipe | Fake Food Free

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  • Debra Ann Elliott June 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Yummy! I’d love for you to link up this recipe for Farmers Market Friday.

  • Rebecca Subbiah June 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    great salad I need to make this “-)

  • Jes @ Urban Sacred Garden July 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Hey Lori! I made this last night for a cookout at a friend’s house and it was SO good (and super easy). I used Rice Vinegar in place of White Vinegar but otherwise all the same. Great stuff! 🙂

  • Emily July 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I make a similar salad and get obsessed and eat it for days on end. I haven’t made it this summer yet, better get to it!

  • Lori July 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Debra – Thanks for the invitation. I tried to link up, not sure if it was successful.

    Rebecca – Thanks!

    Jes – That is great to hear! Thanks so much for letting me know!

    Emily – I know what you mean. I go overboard on seasonal stuff because its here for such a short time!

  • Debra Ann Elliott July 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

    For some reason your link didn’t go through. Not sure why, please try again, Thanks.

  • kat July 2, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I can’t imagine how happy this salad would make Matt. I’ve pinned it to try for sure. Just wait you’ll have more cucumbers than you know what to do with soon.

  • Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) July 4, 2012 at 12:07 am

    So simple and delicious looking – I will have to add this to my “must make” list for sure 🙂

  • Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover July 6, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Oh, your salad sound so refreshing!