This has to be the simplest and most delicious salad ever. Asian Cucumber Salad showcases the juicy, refreshing flavor of cucumbers and contrasts it with the sweet and crunchy nuttiness of honey-roasted peanuts. Each bite of the salad is coated in a garlicky, tangy, and savory Asian-inspired dressing that will have you coming back for more. Asian Cucumber Salad is easy, speedy, and sure to become a favorite in a flash!

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  • 6 Persian or Japanese cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • crushed red pepper flakes, optional, for serving


Step 1 –Slice the cucumbers into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

Step 2 –Transfer the cucumber pieces into a bowl.

Step 3 –Add the peanuts.

Step 4 –In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and sugar.

Step 5 –Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and peanuts and toss to combine.

Step 6 –Top with red pepper flakes.

Step 7 –Serve.