Japanese Cucumber Salad

Next time you're making lunch, throw this recipe into the mix

Adapted from Wolfgang Puck, this has gotten rave reviews! — Sharon123

This recipe is courtesy of Sharon123 via Food.com.

4
Servings
396
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups thinly sliced cucumbers (Japanese, English, or regular)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon or one teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (or slightly less honey)
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions

If using English or regular cucumbers, they need to be peeled, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into thin half-moons.

In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Add sugar (or honey), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Mix well.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and mix.

Let marinate for 20 minutes before serving.

Adjust seasonings before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
71mg
24%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
71mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
358mg
24%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Japanese Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Japanese Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.