Zippy Cucumber Salad

Zippy Cucumber Salad

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"A spicy, tangy, cold, yummy way to use all those cucumbers you grow! This is an old favorite that will cool you off while heating up your taste buds. Simple to make and it keeps for 3-4 days. I grow cucumbers and one plant can have 10-15 cucumbers a day ripen. This is a great variation of the traditional cucumber salad. Add tomatoes for a different variation. If you use fresh ginger be sure to grate it fine and increase amount to 1 1/2 teaspoons."


1 h 25 m servings 21 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 21 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 391 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Use a vegetable peeler to peel stripes in the cucumbers leaving half the skin. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise. Use spoon to remove the seeds from the cucumber halves. Slice the halves thinly.
  2. Place the cucumber, onion, and 2 teaspoons salt in a bowl with enough water to cover; allow to marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly in a colander and transfer to a large bowl; add the jalapeno pepper and carrot to the mixture.
  3. Stir the rice vinegar, ginger, sugar, and pepper together in a small bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved; pour over the cucumber mixture and stir to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
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  1. 41 Ratings


I have looked for a cucumber salad that we really liked and now I have found it! The flavors all go together perfectly. What a great summer salad. I followed the recipe exactly and it is super a...

This is a great summer salad. It's perfect for using up those cucumbers you always seem to have too many of, if you've got a garden. The ginger might sound weird, but gives the salad a really ...

Colorful and tasty! I used honey in place of the sugar, and next time I will use less!

Made this yesterday for a jewelry party my daughter in law was having. I was not there but she said not one piece of anything was left in the bowl, and I had to send her the recipe this am for 5...

Definately not your typical cucumber salad! I love the zip of the jalepenos, but found out I'm not that fond of ginger (that's just my personal taste). I kind of missed that strong vinegar usu...

Mine came out very watery. Maybe I didn't drain enough, I even blotted them with paper towels lol I don't think I would marinade cucumbers in water and salt again. The taste was ordinary, I do...

absolutely loved it! for 45 yrs Ive eaten the sugar/vinegar/oil cukes, and finally have found a better version! I wouldnt change a thing, but Im pondering doubling the sauce and adding grn/red ...

This was a great twist on the traditional Cucumber Salad. The jalapeno added the perfect amount of heat to the salad, and I'll definitely make this again. Thanks for the great recipe!

Very Good recipe but I thought the ginger was a little too predominate for my taste. Enjoyed it though. Next time I'll use less ginger. Thanks for sharing.