overhead view of sweet and spicy cucumber salad in a large gray bowl (cucumbers are in half moon shapes and sprinkled with a vinegar based dressing and diced pieces of pickled red onions, seasoning with fresh cracked pepper, striped napkin and small plate with a vintage for to the right

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad – This easy vinegar based cucumber salad is a healthy vegan side dish recipe that’s perfect for spring and summer. #cucumber #vegan



  • 3 English cucumbers, halved and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion


  1. In a large colander, sprinkle the cucumbers with salt.
  2. Allow the cucumbers to sit with the salt so that the juices drain.
  3. Meanwhile, simmer the remaining ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Reduce the liquid to 2/3 cup and remove from heat.
  5. Toss the cucumbers with the cooled dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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