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Cucumber Salad 2 ways

Two easy vegan Cucumber Salads – made in easy steps with simple ingredients.

 

I recently reviewed some data from my blog and stumbled upon an overview about what people had entered in the search field. And guess what, I was totally stunned by the fact that many had looked for cucumber salad recipes. Cucumber salad? Really!?! OK, you asked and you shall have! 😉

A hand holding a piece of bread with the spicy cucumber salad.

I had never given much thought to this, I have to admit. And I found making a simple cucumber salad a tad boring. So I just had to make this one that you cannot only enjoy one way but two ways! It’s still a five-ingredient-only recipe and doesn’t even need a single cooking plate – so it should be easy enough for everybody (another request I got  ;)).

A small peice of baguette with the garlicky Cucumber Salad.

Here is all you have to do: chop your cucumbers into thin slices. One could start a page-long discussion on whether you prefer cucumbers peeled before or not – apart from the fact that they look much better with skin. I went for the middle ground and peeled finger-wide strips off only. Feel free to do whatever you prefer.

The dressing is totally straightforward: plant-based yoghurt, a bit of garlic, salt and pepper, and thinly sliced hot pepper. That’s the mild version. If you want to go spicy, simply add a bit of red thai paste or any other hot paste to the dressing. I used organic Ajvar. Beautiful color and deliciously hot taste!

Two small bowls with the differently flavored cucumber salads placed on a decorative cloth.

That’s it. Time to enjoy this “Cucumber Salad 2 ways” on its own, with some bread, or as a side!

Cucumber Salad 2 ways

Cucumber Salad 2 ways

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

Two easy vegan Cucumber Salads - made in easy steps with simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 hot chili
  • 8 oz (250 g) plant-based yoghurt
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 tsp thai paste or similar hot sauce/paste (for the spicy version)

Instructions

  1. Wash the cucumbers and peel, if you like. Cut into thin slices.
  2. In a bowl, combine the yoghurt and garlic, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Seed the hot chili and cut dice finely. Add to the yoghurt dressing.
  4. If you want the spicy version, simply add the thai paste or other hot paste. Play with how spicy you want it.
  5. Add the cucumber slices to the bowl, mix well, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 0.8g
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Lady Gourmet

Monday 1st of June 2015

Florian, cucumber salad is a favorite of mine. This is so different from how I usually enjoy cucumber salad and I am eager to try the spicy version. The creamy dressing is a wonderful idea and refreshing too since it is yogurt and not mayo. Take care, Catherine

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Thursday 9th of July 2015

Thanks so much, Catherine! :)

Kaitie Lawlor

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Oh my goodness! Looks sooo good!!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Glad you like it, Kaitie! :)

My Wife Makes

Sunday 31st of May 2015

A simple and delicious recipe! Almost anything with cucumbers in it rules :) Great recipe Florian!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Thank you, Levan and Amrita :)

Toni Dash

Saturday 30th of May 2015

First of all, 'bravo' for paying attention to what your readers want and giving it to them! I'm so glad you realized they are looking for cucumber salad as I would never have thought to make it this way and now can't wait to make it myself!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Thank you Toni! I hope you do!

Amy Basso

Saturday 30th of May 2015

OOOHHH...I love the idea of the thai paste in this! Super simple and perfect for summer!

Florian @ContentednessCooking

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Agreed, Amy!

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