Asian Style Cucumber Salad in Strips - The Vegan Eskimo

Quickled cucumber salad is so refreshing and flavourful. The ume su and the ginger is such a great combination. Besides looking and tasting good it also acts as a very good palate cleanser and therefore a really good side dish to very flavourful main courses.

Is a great pairing with Quick Pickled Carrot Noodles.

Serves 4 as side


Cucumber noodles

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ume su / umeboshi / Japanese plum vinegar (optionally substitute with rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • ½ thumb grated ginger


  • Sesame seeds

What you will need

  • Cutting board and knife
  • 1 mandolin
  • 1 big bowl
  • Measuring spoons


  1. Wash and chop the ends off the cucumber. Slice it with a mandolin on the thin setting and then add to a bowl.
  2. Peel and finely grate the ginger.
  3. Add the ginger and the rest of the ingredients to the cucumber and fold the cucumber slices to incorporate it into the sauce, without breaking the cucumber.
  4. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve straight away.

Enjoy !