Spicy Cucumber Salad


By Lori Taylor

Cucumber Salad with a kick!

Cucumber Salad is a must-have in the summer. It’s always a welcome addition to any barbecue or picnic. This Spicy Cucumber Salad has a little heat to it. If your family and friends appreciate a little spice in their lives serve them up this Spicy Cucumber Salad.

Cucumber Salad

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Course: Salads
Cuisine: Vegetarian


  • 1 1/2 cucumber sliced very thin
  • salt kosher, as needed
  • 1 jalapeno (use green jalapeno chile) seeded and minced
  • 1 red fresno chilies seeded and minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce light
  • 1 tbsp chili paste ground
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place sliced cucumbers in a bowl, sprinkle with kosher salt and mix well. Cover and chill for about an hour.
  • In a bowl combine the jalapeños and the next 7 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Drain any excess water from the cucumbers. Return them to the bowl and pour the jalapeño mixture over the cucumbers.
  • Mix well and serve.


Aadd a bit more chile paste for a bigger kick.
*recipe and photo courtesy of Melissa's Produce. 

Is Cucumber Salad a staple at your summer family gatherings? Let us know in the comments below.

If you love cucumbers, try these other recipes for Stuffed Tomato and Cucumber Wraps and Cucumber Yogurt Dip.


Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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