Easy Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe

EASY ASIAN CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE

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I absolutely love this easy Asian cucumber salad recipe! This is the perfect salad to make when you want an alternative to lettuce. It’s super refreshing and crunchy! 

Also, we’ve added our own twist to this recipe by using our delicious peanut sauce and turning it into a salad dressing. The peanut dressing is amazing because it’s packed with flavor and not fat. It’s perfectly balanced and has all of the flavors you are looking for. 

Additionally, this recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free! What’s not to love? I enjoy this cucumber salad as is and Ella loves adding some angel hair pasta to hers. That transforms this salad into an Asian cucumber noodle salad. Either way, we know you will love this recipe!

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How To Make Asian Cucumber Salad

Easy Asian cucumber salad ingredients

To make this easy Asian cucumber salad, start by grating the cucumber. Make sure to thoroughly drain the cucumber after grating it because there will be a lot of liquid. Next, wash, dry, and finely chop the fresh basil, fresh cilantro, and green onions. Then, cut the small baby tomatoes in half or into quarters. 

Chopped ingredients in a bowl for the salad

After that, combine the cucumber, basil, cilantro, green onions, small baby tomatoes, shredded carrots, and garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Also, squeeze lime juice on top of the salad.

All Asian cucumber salad ingredients in bowl

Next, make the peanut dressing and pour it on top of the salad. Make sure to double our peanut sauce recipe and add an extra 2 TBSP of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to thin it out. Then, thoroughly toss all of the ingredients and enjoy!

Notes & Tips For Easy Asian Cucumber Salad

How To Make This An Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad

This recipe is great because you can turn it into an Asian cucumber noodle salad. This is Ella’s favorite way to enjoy it. She loves adding some angel hair pasta to the salad. Some other amazing options are hearts of palm noodles, low-carb pasta noodles, whole wheat noodles, and gluten-free noodles.

Easy Asian cucumber noodle salad

How To Make Peanut Dressing For The Asian Cucumber Salad

We added our own twist to this easy Asian cucumber salad by using our peanut sauce as a dressing. When making the peanut sauce, make sure to double the recipe so there is enough for the entire salad. Also, add 2 extra tablespoons of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to thin out the sauce and make it a dressing. It’s definitely worth making because it adds so much amazing flavor to this salad!

Other Topping Ideas For Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian cucumber salad is delicious as is, but feel free to add more toppings if you would like. Ella loves adding some avocado to her salad. I love adding some grilled chicken breast or grilled shrimp for added protein.

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EASY ASIAN CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: SaladsCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

115

kcal

I absolutely love this easy Asian cucumber salad. It’s super refreshing and crunchy! Also, we’ve added our own twist to this recipe by using our delicious peanut sauce as a dressing.

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Ingredients

  • 2 English cucumbers, grated

  • 15-20 leaves finely chopped fresh basil

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, about 1/3 CUP finely chopped

  • 4-6 green onions, chopped

  • 1 package small baby tomatoes

  • 1 CUP shredded carrots

  • 1/2 CUP garbanzo beans

  • 1 lime, squeezed

  • our peanut dressing, double the recipe

  • Optional: grilled chicken breast, grilled shrimp, avocado

Directions

  • Grate the cucumber using the biggest side of a box grater with the largest holes. Make sure to thoroughly drain the cucumber after grating it because there will be a lot of liquid. It is super important to remove the excess liquid so the flavors of the dressing come through. Wash, dry, and finely chop the fresh basil, fresh cilantro, and green onions. Then, cut the small baby tomatoes in half or into quarters.
  • In a large bowl combine the cucumber, basil, cilantro, green onions, small baby tomatoes, shredded carrots, and garbanzo beans. After that, squeeze lime juice on top of the salad.
  • Make the peanut dressing and pour it on top of the salad. Make sure to double our peanut sauce recipe and add an extra 2 TBSP of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. This is to make it thinner so it can be used as a salad dressing. Thoroughly toss all of the ingredients. Optional: Add some grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, or avocado to your salad. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • The WW points are per serving and this recipe makes 6 servings.
  • WW Points™: 1 point
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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories115
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.9g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 220mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.6g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.9g 16%
    • Sugars 5.6g
  • Protein 9.8g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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