Soy Marinated Cucumbers
Soy Marinated Cucumbers

Yes folks, I’m at it again. Cutting carbs that is.  I started the yea off strong but fell off the wagon after a few months (a story that’s familiar to many of you, I’m sure).  Weight loss has been an ongoing struggle of mine but I’m not giving up.

Cucumbers are a great a low carb  (sliced cucumbers have about 4 grams of carbs per cup) and low calorie (about 16 calories per cup) vegetable that makes it the perfect
filling snack or side dish.

I tend to like a low carb diet because, for me, it’s the least painful way to drop pounds.  A low fat diet makes me cranky….you wouldn’t like me when I’m cranky.

This is all you need for the soy marinated cucumber recipe. Simple and delicious.
This is all you need for the soy marinated cucumber recipe. Simple and delicious.

This is an easy recipe that I like to have as an afternoon snack or a side dish with broiled fish in a lettuce wrap topped with shredded carrot, the rest of the family gets steamed rice with this and I glaze their fish (catfish and salmon both work well for this) with sweet chili sauce. For my low carb meal I skip the sweet chili sauce and season my fish with salt, sesame seeds and fresh ground pepper. I’ll post that recipe ASAP, its a fast and delicious dinner that’s a real hit around this house.

Pour the simple dressing over the cucumbers
Pour the simple dressing over the cucumbers

I use a mandolin like the one pictured below to make thin, even cucumber slices, it’s a great kitchen gadget to keep around.

The mandolin pictured is made by OXO (this is not sponsored by Oxo, I just like their products) and can be ordered from by clicking the picture above. I will get a percentage of the proceeds if you order from my link.

Vegan Soy Marinated Cucumber #Recipe

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers from 2 cucumbers depending on the size
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes to taste


  • Put cucumber slices in a bowl.
  • Mix soy sauce and red wine vinegar, pour over cucumbers.
  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  • Let it sit in the marinade for 5-10 minutes (tossing the cucumbers in the marinade a few times) or serve right away if you like






2 Comments on Vegan Soy Marinated Cucumber Recipe

  1. Katherine G
    June 10, 2015 at 3:32 am (9 years ago)

    This looks so yummy! I love cucumbers! I think I may give this a try.

  2. Corey
    June 5, 2015 at 2:43 am (9 years ago)

    I like


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