Take-out Tuesday, Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

We have been pretty fortunate getting groceries,

but have learned to be flexible

On a recent trip HHjr came home with 6 smallish cucumbers

They were wrapped in a sealed package so hadn’t been handled

An Asian style simple dressing is made with ingredients I always keep in my pantry,

Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds

This only takes minutes to prepare

Slice cucumbers, I chose to cut these in 1/4 inch slices,

but you can slice them super thin with a mandolin if you prefer

Put sesame seeds into a dry skillet and toast over medium heat for 5 minutes,

watch closely and give the pan an occasional shake to turn the seeds

Combine dressing ingredients and add the toasted sesame seeds

Pour dressing over cucumbers in a small dish

let them marinate in refrigerator for several hours before serving

I went a little heavy on the sesame seeds, so use less if you prefer

or leave them out completely if you’re not a fan!

You can serve these just like shown or over chopped lettuce, spinach or kale

This is a light, healthy and refreshing dish

This recipe is adapted from Melanie Cooks


Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerator time 2 hours
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 3


  • 3 small to medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, watching closely and shaking the pan every minute or so to move the seeds around. The seeds will start to turn golden in about 5 minutes.
  • Slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices {or desired thickness} and place in small dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over all. Refrigerate for a few hours to let cucumbers marinate before serving.


These will stay delicious for up to a week in the fridge
Add red pepper flakes if you want to add some heat
Keyword Asian salad, condiment, cucumber, cucumber salad, sesame seeds

This dish is versatile too, add the cucumbers to a sandwich or Spring Roll Wraps,

an Asian noodle bowl or  Chicken Lettuce wraps

or Top a Teriyaki burger!

for another printable version of this recipe click here

Exercise, Eat Healthy, Enjoy!

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25 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad”
  1. Rita C. says:

    That dressing looks really good! I love cucumbers.

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this recipe looks and sounds both delicious and refreshing. It is perfect for spring and summer, and I love the idea of making it a wrap. I’m craving fresh produce right now, but I haven’t bought any for fear of it being handled. I’m planning on starting a small garden, and cucumbers are at the top of my list. Take care, and enjoy your day!

  3. Yum! This looks really good!

  4. Jenna, this looks so good, I will take mine in a wrap. The dressing sounds fabulous with lots of sesame seeds. Unfortunately my hubby doesn’t like cucumbers 🙄 wishing you a wonderful day!

  5. You have given me a great idea for the cuke in my fridge! I don’t have the sesame seeds or oil but I do have the rest and it sounds perfect. Today’s lunch!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    Looks good! Just used my English cuke last night with a little ranch and boy was that tasty too. I like the idea of it in a wrap! Even though it was sealed in tight plastic, I did wash it with a little bit of soap water and rinsed well. My sister (the former nurse) heard that we should be washing and rinsing all of our fruit, even bananas, tangelos, oranges, as the outside could have germs and as you peel it and touch the inner fruit, you could innocently contaminate it. I know it sounds a little extreme, but I did, thinking better be safe than sorry. I used a little soapy water and rinsed well, since I didn’t have the typical “fruit and veggie wash” product and it was fine. Doing this for all my fruit, even my grapes, ha, which was a little harder, just swished them in the sudsy water and rinsed, rinsed, rinsed. Thanks Jenna for another good healthy recipe. Glad you all are safe and well. ♥️

  7. I know this would be a hit at Sunday dinner! That is… If we ever start having them again:@(

  8. Rebecca Payne says:

    I can’t wait to try it.

  9. Julie says:

    This cucumber salad looks so refreshing and good. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Margy says:

    I bought a cucumber this week to do a cucumber salad. Thanks for the recipe. I have everything on hand except for the sesame seeds. – Margy

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