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Pipino (Cucumber) Salad

Posted by Courtney Schupp | January 27, 2022

Total time: 40 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 piece Ginger (1-inch, thinly sliced or minced)
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar (white, unseasoned rice, or apple cider)
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 Cucumbers (very thinly sliced)
  • 1 Onion small (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tomatoes (sliced)

Live Well Tips

  • This Filipino-style salad gets its unique flavor from fish sauce.
  • Fish sauce is naturally salty, so no need to add extra salt!
  • Cucumbers can be found all year round but are best between May to August.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine fish sauce, sugar, ginger, vinegar and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Rinse vegetables under cool running water.
  4. Add sauce to cucumbers, onion and tomatoes. Refrigerate at lease 30 minutes before serving.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

This simple and quick salad is filled with vegetables and perfect to whip up with the kids! Use other vegetables your child enjoys like zucchini, yellow squash, or avocado.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment
  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into large bowl
  • Mix all ingredients together

Difficult Tasks

  • Peel ginger
  • Slice ginger, onions and cucumber
  • Dice tomatoes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1 cup: Calories–56; Protein–2g; Carbohydrate–12g; Total Fat–1g; Saturated Fat–1g; Fiber–3g; Sodium–361mg

Adapted from CalFresh