Cucumber Sesame Salad

Cucumber Recipes

I am ridiculously excited about my very first harvest… ever!  In May, I planted cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, having never planted anything in my life.  It has been a blast.  This is my debut garden recipe.  The tomatoes are giant, but still green.  The cucumbers grow 10 inches a day, it seems.  They are taking over.  Today I share with you a family recipe – refreshing cucumber sesame salad.  Enjoy!


  • 2 medium cucumbers about 12 inches each
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (see tip)


  • Peel cucumbers, leaving alternating green stripes. Then slice in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using sharp knife, cut cucumbers into thin slices.

Cucumber salad

Cucumber salad recipe

Cucumber salad

Quick summer salad recipes

  • Combine vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, stirring to dissolve. Add the cucumbers and sesame seeds. Toss well and serve immediately.

Tip:  To toast sesame seeds, heat small skillet on low, add seeds.  Stir constantly for about 2 minutes until golden and fragrant.

Toasted sesame seeds

What are your favorite garden vegetable recipes?

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