This is a simple, delicious refreshing salad which is a perfect accompanient to Asian cooked meats and fish. It is also suitable for those following a Low FODMAP diet. Use a swivel potato peeler to get lovely long strips or you can use a spiraliser too.  There is no need to add salt to this salad as the tamari is naturally salty. If wished drizzle over a little sesame oil for extra flavour

Sweet Chilli Cucumber Salad


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes

Serves – 4

What’s good about it?

Refreshing and hydrating cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease. A great source of fibre too making them ideal for digestive health.

  1. Using a swivel potato peeler or spiraliser slice the cucumber into long ribbons. Discard the central seed core of the cucumber.
  2. Place in a bowl and toss the cucumber in the remaining ingredients. Scatter over the sesame seeds to serve.
  3. Serve immediately or chill this salad to let the flavours develop if wished.

Did you Know?

Instead of cucumbers this is also delicious with spiralised courgettes and carrots.


2 cucumbers

1 small red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced into ribbons

1tsp grated fresh ginger

2tbsp tamari soy sauce

Juice of ½ lime

2tbsp rice wine vinegar

drizzle of maple syrup

1tsp sesame seeds

small handful of coriander leaves, chopped