Blog | August 4, 2010

Farmers Market Recipes: Asian Cucumber Salad

KariSummer in Boston is no joke. Especially this summer! Heat, humidity and exhaustion from concert planning…I rarely feel like cooking once I make it home. This is an easy and quick cucumber salad with an Asian twist that I found on It stores well and is a nice, refreshing snack to tide me over until my husband has made dinner!

Asian Cucumber Salad!


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 T toasted sesame seeds


Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise, scrape seeds out. Cut cucumbers into very thin slices. Lay out on a paper towel and squeeze any excess moisture.

Combine vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Add the cucumbers and sesame seeds; toss. Serve immediately.

Beetlejuice Cukes” photo courtesy of flickr user Zeetz Jones through use of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

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