Raw Sesame Ginger Cucumber Noodles

Sesame Ginger Cucumber Noodles. Rules were made for breaking, the saying goes, and I feel a little rebellious here. I mean, cucumber noodles? And a cool, refreshing salad-y dish in the season of coziness and comforters and steamy mugs and pumpkin everything?

Yes. All the yes. Palates need a-cleansin’ and the cook needs a-restin’, and the spicy sweet crunch of cucumber noodles is the best way I know how because FAST and SIMPLE are two of the best words I can think of to describe this recipe.


First, you need a cucumber.  And a spiralizer. Or at the very least, a mandolin or super awesome paring knife skills. And then, like 6 ingredients from your cupboard because I KNOW you have everything already. Then you throw it all together and BAM. Done.

See? Easy-peeeeezy. Convinced now? No baking, no stove-top-ing, and you could definitely use this as a light lunch or side to whatever else you’re feeling.

The only complaint I have about this recipe is the name. If zucchini noodles=zoodles, what are these? Coodles? Cucules? It doesn’t really work. But you’ll forget all that as soon as you take a bite, trust me.

Sesame Ginger Cucumber Noodles

  • Author: Savoring Simple
  • Prep time:  7 mins
  • Total time:  7 mins
  • Serves: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cucumbers, or 1 cucumber and 1 zucchini
  • ½ t. ginger powder
  • 1 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 2-3 T. sesame oil, to taste
  • 1 T. agave nectar or honey
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1-2 t. chili pepper sauce, or to taste
  • ¼ c. chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 T. sesame seeds


  1. Using a spiralizer, large grater or a pairing knife, create long thin noodles from the cucumber or zucchini, discarding the centers of the cucumber (if you’re using a spiralizer, this should be easy)
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the dressing ingredients. Pour over cucumber noodles and toss to combine, adding chopped cilantro and green onion and sprinkling with sesame seeds.
  3. Serve immediately or store in a glass container for 1-2 days in the refrigerator.