Sesame Cucumbers


A light and yummy make-ahead side. A good way to get your greens in when you're not up to making a salad!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 58 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Calories 190kcal


  • 1 large English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. red miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Braggs liquid aminos, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • Sea salt, to taste


  • Place sliced cucumbers in a colander over a mixing bowl or sink. Salt the cucumbers and allow them to drain for 2-3 hours. (This allows excess water to drain from the cucumbers, which helps hold in flavor and prevents you from ending up with an overly wet dish.) 
  • In a separate bowl or jar, whisk together all of the other remaining ingredients.
  • Once cucumbers are drained, discard excess liquid. Add cucumbers to a large bowl; pour the sesame marinade on top. 
  • For best results, marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours before consuming. Can be made up to two days ahead of time.


Nutrition Information: This refreshing side dish or salad base is rich in vitamins C and E. It also provides essential amino acids that can be challenging to consume from plant sources (a good perk if you're eating a vegetarian diet). Gluten-free, dairy free, nut free (double check all ingredients, as there is some variation between brands).
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 1,400 mg