Cucumber Salad with Soy Sauce, Ginger and Garlic

Tonight we had my nephew join us for dinner so I did a die-hard vegetarian dinner. It’s a nice challenge because otherwise it’s too easy to slip into old habits.

The menu was:

Sweet and Sour Tofu
Bean Sprouts and Garlic
Steamed Rice
Chilled Cucumber Salad

All the other recipes are posted previously so I linked to them.

Cucumber Salad with Soy Sauce, Ginger and Garlic

  • 5 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • Dressing
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 Tbs diced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

Scoop the seeds out of the cucumber and slice. Put the slices in a bowl and sprinkle with the sugar and salt, mix, then chill for 30 minutes.

Mix the dressing ingredients together.

Drain the cucumber slices and squeeze any excess liquid. Pour the dressing over and serve.




  1. We love this salad! Sometimes we toss in a few red pepper flakes too.

    Mary, mom to many