A Crunchy Cucumber Ribbon Salad

A cucumber ribbon salad is another beautiful way to serve humble cucumbers and only takes minimal work to prepare! Rice vinegar produces a slightly acidic dressing and honey adds a touch of sweetness which both balance with the freshness of the cucumbers. A sprinkle of sesame seeds completes this simple salad.

cucumber ribbon salad

How to make cucumber ribbons?

Use a spiralizer to make ribbons, but if you don’t have one, a mandoline slicer will do the job, and you can also get the same effect with a vegetable peeler


You can choose to peel the cucumbers first, but we like to leave them unpeeled as it adds extra colour to the salad and retains more nutrients.

How to avoid cucumbers being watery

Cucumbers contain a high percentage of water at 96% and a good way to prevent your dish becoming watery is to toss the ribbons with a pinch of salt and leave it for about 20-30 minutes. The salt will extract the water making them extra crunchy, but we still recommend serving the salad immediately after assembling it.

Try also: Cucumber cups with salmon

cucumber ribbon salad

Cucumber Ribbon Salad

A cucumber ribbon salad is another beautiful way to serve humble cucumbers and only takes minimal work to prepare!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people
Calories 25 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Mixing bowls
Vegetable peeler

Ingredients
 
 

For the dressing

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients for the dressing.
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  • Wash the cucumber and make thin ribbons. Toss the ribbons in salt and leave for about 20 minutes to remove the water.
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  • Toss the cucumber ribbons with the honey dressing, refrigerate for 20 minutes.
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  • Sprinkle the toasted white sesame seeds on top before service.
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Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cucumbers, sesame seeds
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