Marinated Cucumbers with Black Sesame Seeds

  • 5min
  • 10–15min
  • 4


  • 1 large cucumber, cut into spears


  • 90 ml rice vinegar

  • 5 ml soy sauce

  • juice of ½ naartjie, mandarin or tangerine

  • 30 ml sugar


  • 5 ml black sesame seeds

  • Italian parsley

  • 1 purple spring onion, finely cut into strips


  1. 1

    Place the cucumber spears on a shallow serving dish.

  2. 2

    To make the marinade: Mix all the ingredients together, pour it over the cucumber, then cover and leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes in the fridge.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle with the black sesame seeds, Italian parsley and spring onion strips before serving.

Siba’s tip…

Great side dish/salad to accompany Asian inspired meat dishes.