Chamorro Cucumber Salad

Chamorro Cucumber Salad is a staple on most fiesta tables. With just a few ingredients, you can whip it up and have it on your dinner table in minutes.

I love serving this cucumber salad with fried chicken and red rice, but it’s delicious served alongside most meat dishes.

Give my recipe a try. I think you’ll like it.

Chamorro Cucumber Salad


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar


1. Slice the cucumbers about 1/4 inch thick. Place the cucumber slices into a plastic colander then place the colander into a large bowl. Sprinkle the salt over the cucumbers; stir to combine. Let the salted cucumber slices sit for about 15 minutes to allow excess water to drain out. After 15 minutes, pour out any water that drained into the bowl. Rinse the salt off the cucumbers; drain.

2. Place the rinsed and drained cucumbers into the large bowl. Add the onion, garlic, soy sauce and vinegar. Stir to combine.

3. Let the cucumbers sit for several minutes to allow the cucumbers to soak up all of the flavors. Serve with your favorite meat dish and enjoy!

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  1. Barbara Blas Huerta says:

    Annie, I just made this salad and it tastes just like my mom’s. It brings back so many great memories of the fiestas in Guam.

  2. Esther Santos ( MAKA from Chalan Pago) says:

    I love this site. I am in Afghanistan and this is my son’s first year in college. His friends don’t know how to cook so he does everything like a good Chamorro.
    I sent him this site and he loves it. Makes me feel really good that our tradiaiton is being carried on. BIBA Chamoru.

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