Welcome to part 2 of the 4-part cucumber series. Today, I’m sharing 30 Asian-inspired recipes that use cucumbers as an ingredient that you’ll want to add to your summer menu.
I’m pretty sure cucumbers don’t come to mind when you think about Asian food, but surprisingly it’s an ingredient that is used quite often. Cucumbers add crunch and freshness that is needed without interfering with other flavors.
If you have leftover rice and tuna, this is a quick kimbap to throw together. Spicy tuna kimbap is perfect for when you want something light to eat, but don't want to sacrifice flavor. Plus, it makes great picnic food too! FYI - Don't skip the cucumbers as it adds freshness and a nice crunch to the kimbap.
I'm crazy about Thai food. It's fresh, clean, and vibrant. Now, I know you might be thinking Thai cuisine is hot and spicy (it can be) but using chilies in this recipe is optional. In fact, this Thai Cucumber Salad is cool, crunchy, and light...perfect for summer!
This easy Asian cucumber salad recipe is made with thin slices of juicy fresh cucumbers combined with sesame soy dressing and topped with your favorite garnish - toasted sesame seeds, fresh ginger, or chopped green onions.
Pickled cucumbers are incredibly easy to make and you probably already have everything you need in your cupboard. This Japanese Pickled Cucumber recipe only takes an hour to marinate and can last up to a week in the fridge (if they aren't devoured in a day).
Din Tai Fung is one of my youngest son's favorite Taiwanese places to eat. They are super popular in Southern California and specialize in soup dumplings, but they have other tasty dishes too. So this cucumber salad inspired by Din Tai Fung is a must-try!
This Kimchi Cucumber Salad recipe is bursting with flavor. This Kimchi Cucumber Salad is a fun side dish that works great with Asian dishes or rice bowls. Note: Use vegan kimchi to make it a delicious vegan meal!
Some recipes seem too complicated to make at home, but this quick cucumber kimchi recipe is so full of flavor and super easy to make! These are a take on Korean cucumbers (called Oi Kimchi) that are spicy and quick-pickled.
If you’re looking for a way to get more veggies into your meal, this Korean cucumber salad will make a great choice. The combination of spicy and savory flavors makes it one of my daughter's favorite cucumber sides.
This Thai Cucumber Salad is perfect for a party, a potluck or just as a lunch. If you love the flavours of thai food, you need to try this one out! Fresh, crisp and best of all super quick to prepare! Note: this is peanut butter free for those with peanut allergies.