This is the viral Cucumber and Sweet Pepper Salad that has been SO popular on TikTok! It's easy to make in less than 10 minutes with 5 ingredients and the flavors are incredible: it's perfectly sweet, crunchy, spicy, and salty.
About This Recipe
This salad has been going viral on TikTok because it's super flavorful and easy to make. It's a perfect combination of ingredients and textures! The original recipe was shared by @rachael. If you want to use the exact brands that she uses I've listed them in the 'Ingredient Notes' section of this post.
Cucumber and Pepper Salad Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full ingredient list and instructions can be found at the bottom of the page.
- Mini cucumbers
- Mini sweet peppers
- Everything bagel seasoning
- Chili crisp sauce
- Ginger dressing (any type of ginger dressing; this is the brand used in the original recipe)
How to Make Cucumber & Pepper Salad
Here's how to make this recipe in 4 simple steps:
- Add the sliced cucumbers and peppers to a large bowl.
- Add the bagel seasoning, chili crunch oil, and ginger dressing to the bowl and gently stir to mix.
- Taste and add more of the seasoning, chili oil or dressing to preference.
- Enjoy! This recipe is best enjoyed immediately but will keep in the fridge stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
Here are a few notes on ingredients & popular substitutions for this recipe. This recipe also lists links for the exact products used in the original viral version of this recipe from TikTok:
Mini cucumbers: mini snacking cucumbers/Persian cucumbers work best for this recipe. You could also use regular cucumbers and cut them in half before slicing them.
Mini sweet peppers: if you can't find these, substitute with 2-3 bell peppers (red, orange, or yellow) and slice them thinly.
Everything bagel seasoning: this can be found in the seasoning section of most grocery stores. The original version of this recipe uses Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, which you can find in stores or order on Amazon here.
Chili crisp sauce: this can be found in most stores (in the International/Asian aisle) or ordered online. Trader Joe's makes the one used in the original video on TikTok, which you can also order on Amazon here. Momofuku is another popular brand for this.
Ginger dressing: any dressing with ginger will be tasty for this recipe! For example, you could use sesame ginger, miso ginger, or orange ginger dressing. This is the dressing used in the original recipe on TikTok: Ginger Dressing. I use this one, which you can get on Amazon: Sesame Ginger Dressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe has a mild to high spice level. To adjust the spiciness, add more or less of the chili crisp oil. Some brands of this are also spicier than others.
This recipe makes about 6 cups of salad. It could be 1-2 light servings as a main course or about 4 portions as a side salad. This salad is especially tasty served over chicken or fish (like salmon).
Top Tip for This Recipe
This recipe is super versatile! You can add more or less of the seasonings depending on personal preference. Once your salad is mixed, taste it and add more chili sauce, dressing or seasoning to taste.
We've tried most of the salad recipes that have gone viral on TikTok! Here are a few of favorites:Print