Dazzle in the sun with this refreshing summer salad. Vanessa Marsot of @Ellora Wellness was craving the tang and freshness of a Chinese cucumber salad but wanted to put some extra heat into it. Accordingly, she created this fresh and spicy recipe and is kind enough to share it with us!


Sizzling Summer Salad

#JaneUnchained #LIVE summer heat's got nothing on this sizzling cucumber salad. The Decadent Health Nut makes a "niRAWna" refreshing dish that's got a whole lotta spice and zero naughty stuff in it. Vanessa Marsot of Ellora Wellness is reporting for Janeunchained.com #vegan #veganlifestyle #show #vegannews #animalrightsactivist #food #veganfortheanimals #veganfood #amazing #animals #vegetarian #animal #cucumbersalad

Posted by Jane Unchained News on Tuesday, July 14, 2020



One of the keys to this recipe is to slice the cucumber very thin so it’s juicy and really fully absorbs the dressing. She took advantage of the mildness of rice vinegar, along with the sweetness of ume plum vinegar. Some spice from chili powder or chili flakes, some fresh or dried dill, garlic, onion, red pepper, and you’ve got a multi-faceted salad with a variety of flavors, with the cucumber being the star.  Best of all, this salad is raw and living, so it preserves all the nutrients. And it only takes minutes to prepare.



cucumber salad ingredients

All the ingredients for this fresh cucumber salad.


cucumber salad

The finished cucumber salad.


cucumber salad

Cucumber Salad

Course Side Dishes, Salad


  • 1 cucumber medium, peeled and sliced
  • 3 TB rice vinegar
  • 2 TB Ume Plum Vinegar
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1 TB water
  • 1 TB maple syrup optional
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • Chopped fresh or dried dill
  • Pinch salt
  • Pepper


  • Thinly slice cucumbers and place in a bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Keyword vegan
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