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Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Indonesian Cucumber Salad

I was looking for a light and tasty salad to go with the pork tenderloin I was making for dinner when I came across several different variations for an Indonesian cucumber salad. I decided to make my own version using cucumber, red onion, and cilantro. I used seasoned rice vinegar with a touch of sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper to season the cucumbers.  This recipe couldn’t have been easier to make and it tasted great! I loved how light and refreshing it was and so did the rest of my family, especially my daughter, who absolutely loved it.

Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Combine the sliced cucumber, red onion, and cilantro in a dish. Add the rice vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Gently mix until well combined. Cover and place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.

Side Note: If you keep it in the refrigerator longer, make sure to stir it every once in awhile so the cucumbers are evenly coated with the vinegar.

Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber peeled & sliced
  • 1 tbsp red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the sliced cucumber, red onion, and cilantro in a dish. Add the rice vinegar, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Gently mix until well combined. Cover and place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.
  • Side Note: If you keep it in the refrigerator longer, make sure to stir it every once in awhile so the cucumbers are evenly coated with the vinegar.
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16 Comments

  1. My grandma used to make a red onion, cucumber cider vinegar red pepper thing – your photo made my mouth water and memories of grandma’s house!!

  2. I love this salad is a version of Indonesian “acar timun ” that what we called it πŸ™‚

  3. My daughter in law is from Indonesia…I think she would love this. I’m going to surprise her with this dish on Mother’s Day!!! (Pam, check out my new blog too!!!)….

  4. One of my favorite Thai restaurants serves a little side dish like this. I go there just for it, most times πŸ™‚ Will definitely be trying this!

  5. That looks like the perfect summer salad! I have cucumbers in my garden but they are not looking great. Last year I had tons. I hope I get enough to enjoy at least a few.
    XO Kris

  6. The.boy loves cucumber and while I’m not a big fan I’ll have to make this for him!

  7. this is an easy summer dish! Of course, I could slice and eat cucumbers plain all day long.

  8. this is one of my favorite summer side dishes, and i like the indonesian twist! cilantro is the light of my kitchen life. πŸ™‚

  9. Elaine Tsai says:

    Hi, I just made your salad for a quick side dish to go with my dish. Very refreshing and easy to make. I made enough just for me and the the flavors and ingredients came together quickly. Thank you for another winner.