Red Onion and Cucumber Salad

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

6 servings

  • 2 red onions, julienned
  • Salt
  • 3 English cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, preferably canola
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Place the onions in a large bowl; set aside.

In a colander, lightly salt the cucumbers and let drain for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the ginger, garlic, chives, and vinegar in a small bowl. While whisking, slowly add the oil and whisk until smooth. Add the pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add the cucumbers to the onions and toss well. Add the dressing and toss well. Adjust the seasonings. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before serving. Serve chilled.

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    Far too much red onion in proportion to the cucumber. If I try to finish this off, my spouse won't get near my breath for a month. In retrospect, I should have made a half recipe. I guess I'll use small portions of it on salads for the next week. It should be OK as an accent, but is far too strong by itself.
    It was pretty good, but the red onion was very strong despite marinating several hours & I couldn't taste the ginger. I'll make some tweaks next time.
    Nice change from the usual cucumbers in vinegar and water. Just a hint of ginger made them refreshing. The longer they sit, the cukes tend to wilt a bit. I used regular garden cucumbers sliced thin. I may cut them closer to 1/2 inch next time. Good recipe.
    After trying many different non-creamy cucumber salad recipes, I found this. I substituted white onion for the red and cucumbers from our garden for English and it turned out fabulously! My 3 children (4-year old twins and a 2-year old) and even my husband who is not a fan of cucumber salad loved it! Thanks so much for the fabulous recipe!
    This is such an easy recipe and the results are fabulous! It will be my go-to recipe when taking dishes to parties, etc. It's so refreshing and once again EASY! Thanks so much!
    Great flavors, from the ginger and rice wine vinegar. Perfect in the summer time.
    When you have all the great kitchen gadgets this recipe is super easy. I used my mandoline for the cucumber and onions and my microplane for the ginger and of course the great garlic press!!! Also the mandoline makes everything the same size which impresses your guests!!!!
    I used middle eastern cucumbers, which are more crispy. I didn't have chives around, so I used green onions. I also substituted shallots for the red onion. Still, the recipe turned out fabulously!
    This was a nice recipe, love the ginger. After a day in the refridgerator the red onions turned the cucumbers red. Next time, I will reduce the red onions a bit.
    Very easy to make. Nice presentation. Tasted Great.
    Will definitely make this again!
    Excellent salad with any meal
    This was easy to make with ingredients on hand. The rice vinegar gave it a slightly sweet and tangy taste. My husband and I love ginger and garlic and added a little extra.

    This salad will make a regular appearance on our dinner table during the hot summer months!
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