Cucumbers with Soy Sesame Dressing

Recipe Description

This is a refreshing, Asian inspired cucumber salad. I got this from the Williams Sonoma "Cooking from the Farmers Market" cookbook. The Granulated sugar|Sugar listed in the ingredients list was not in the original recipe, but I added it to suit our tastes. Cook time is maximum marinating time.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar|rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes|crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½-1 teaspoon granulated sugar|sugar (optional)
  • 2 medium cucumbers, slices paper thin
  • ¼ cup minced red onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a bowl, combine the rice vinegar, peanut oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and crushed red pepper and granulated sugar|sugar (if using) and wisk well.
  2. Add cucumbers and red onion, and toss them in dressing.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro.
  5. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.
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