The summer breeze makes me feel fine. Summer heat also has me looking for light and easy recipes. No one wants to be cooking away in the summertime. I’ve got just the easy dish for you. This 5 Ingredient Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad is ready in a snap and is well, cool as a cucumber. Makes the perfect side salad or a quick snack on a hot day.
5 Ingredient Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad
Cucumbers are the perfect base for a summer salad. They are crispy and light. They absorb the flavors of the dressing really well. Cucumbers are also super low in calories but have a nice dose of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Potassium. They are 96% water which makes them another source of hydration on a hot summer day.
How easy is this recipe
Could not be easier! Simply thinly slice your cucumbers and add them to a large bowl. Whisk together the 5 ingredients of the marinade and combine. You can enjoy it immediately however, I like to chill the salad for about 20 minutes.
How spicy is this salad?
You control the spice level. Simply add more or less of the red chili paste (Sambal) to suit your taste. For me, the spicier the better.
What to serve this salad with
This Spicy Asian Cucumber salad is a great side to any protein. It would go really well with a grilled burger, chicken, or fish. Great for a summer BBQ. I also love it on its own for a chill afternoon snack or part of an easy lunch.
What are the ingredients of this Asian cucumber salad?
Super simple 5 ingredients are cucumbers, garlic, soy, rice vinegar, and red chili paste (sambal). Optional add-ins are bell pepper for a little color and sesame seeds for a little more texture. That’s it! Super simple to make and perfect for summer meals.
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Stay cool as a cucumber with this light and tasty Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad. Only 5 ingredients and is prepped and ready in minutes. Low calorie, low carb, vegan, GF
- 2 large cucumbers (thinly sliced)
- 1/4 C Rice Vinegar
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 tbl reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbl Sambal Chili paste
- add cucumbers to large mixing bowl
- whisk dressing together and pour on top
- for best results chill for 10 min and serve cold
Sambal is an .Asian red chili paste easily available at any grocery store. If you don't have rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar will do