sambal timun

Sambal Timun: Amazing 2-Ingredient Cucumber Salad

Welcome back to another great sambal recipe! Today, we’re embarking on yet another flavorful venture with sambal timun, a refreshing twist to the beloved spicy sambals. This dish wonderfully showcases the crisp freshness of cucumber paired with the sharp bite of raw chilies, promising a delightful culinary adventure!

To make sambal timun, simply grate some fresh cucumber and thinly slice fresh chillies. Combine well and that’s it! Super easy.

What is Sambal Timun?

Sambal timun is a standout in the vibrant world of Indonesian sambals, distinguished by its raw preparation and the use of cucumbers. It offers a unique texture and a cooling effect that contrasts beautifully with the heat from the chilies. Perfect for those seeking a burst of flavor without overwhelming spiciness, it’s a testament to the diversity and creativity inherent in Indonesian cuisine.

Let’s get started with the recipe!

Step 1: Collect the Ingredients

sambal timun

Sambal timun

Sambal timun! This amazingly fresh sambal is great to serve with many dishes, it will refresh your taste palate and prepare it for more great flavors! Try it out if you're into milder, fresh sambals.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sambal
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 2
Calories 10 kcal


  • 1 large red chili
  • 1/2 fresh cucumber


  • Collect the ingredients
  • Chop and mix the ingredients
  • Serve and conserve sambal timun
Keyword Sambal timun

Note: The given kcal count is based on an online tool and might deviate from the actual caloric content of your dish.

Of course, add more volume to the recipe by doubling or tripling the ingredients. Play with the amount of chili for spiciness and remove the seeds if you don’t like the spicy flavor!

sambal timun ingredients

Step 2: Chop and mix the ingredients

Finely chop the washed chili. The finer you chop, the better the flavors will integrate. Wash and grate the cucumber on a kitchen towel. This will absorb excess moist from the sambal.

Once chopped, mix these ingredients in a bowl, allowing their flavors to meld together harmoniously.

Step 3: Serve and conserve sambal timun

That’s it! Sambal timun doesn’t require cooking, making it one of the quickest ways to add a zesty kick to your meals. Serve it fresh as a side or as a condiment to enhance your dishes. You could conserve it in the fridge for a day as well, best served fresh!

sambal timun served

Serve this quick recipe with various dishes, I can recommend the following:

Or try some other sambals:

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