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.

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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Indonesian Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 cucumber, peeled & sliced
1 tbsp red onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

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.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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16 Responses to “Indonesian Cucumber Salad”

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    Jeff @ Cheeseburger — May 6, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    This cucumber salad is delicious and easy to make. This went well with the baked baby back pork ribs.

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    Sue — May 6, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    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!!

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    Ridwan — May 6, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    I love this salad is a version of Indonesian “acar timun ” that what we called it :)

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    Debbie — May 7, 2013 @ 3:41 am

    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!!!)….

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    Inês Oliveira — May 7, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Refreshing and beautiful :)

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    Jenn — May 7, 2013 @ 5:32 am

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

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    Angie V — May 7, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    This looks delicious! And perfect for summer!

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    Kris — May 7, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    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

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    Joanne — May 7, 2013 @ 9:25 am

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

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    Marjie — May 7, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

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

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    Words Of Deliciousness — May 7, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    This looks like a great salad for the summer months. I love cucumbers and it is always nice to have a new recipe.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 8, 2013 @ 4:09 am

    A perfect summer salad!

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    grace — May 10, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    this is one of my favorite summer side dishes, and i like the indonesian twist! cilantro is the light of my kitchen life. :)

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    Elaine Tsai — July 15, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    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.

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