Savory Crunchy Sesame Cucumbers

These cucumbers are crunchy, and tossed in a savory Asian-inspired sauce!

What kind of cucumbers should I use?

Persian cucumbers work great. They are smaller than regular cucumbers, about 4 inches long, and about 1/2 inch in diameter. They are often found in bags, a handful being sold together. I like this variety of cumber for this dish because they have less seeds, less water, and offer a bigger crunch than other cucumbers. These cucumbers slice up into bite size pieces, perfect for tossing in my tasty sesame sauce! These sesame cucumbers are great along side some other home made take out recipes. Try my beef stir fry with orange & bok choy as a main to serve with these sesame cucumbers! If you can’t find Persian cucumbers in the grocery store, try and find an English cucumber, wider and longer than a Persian cucumber, but less seeds and less watery than your traditional cucumber.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Rest Time 30 min Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Crunchy Persian cucumbers are sliced into thick rounds and tossed in a savory sauce of sesame oil, coconut aminos, rice wine vinegar and red pepper flakes!

You Need


    • Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl.
    • Eat them immediately, or refrigerate and let marinate for 30 minutes to get chilly, and soak up the goodness of the sauce!


If you can't find Persian cucumbers, the next best option is an English cucumber, these are usually wrapped tightly in plastic wrap to protect their delicate flesh. They too, have less seeds & water than your traditional cucumber. 
Keywords: Persian cucumbers, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cucumber, crunchy cucumbers, sesame seeds, take out at home, Asian food,
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