Recipe by Christiane Potts
"A spicy Asian cool-weather side dish to enhance any meal."
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red wine vinegar
mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
packed brown sugar
grated fresh ginger
fresh lime juice
cucumber, thinly sliced
thinly sliced onion
An excellent blend of flavors. I believe the secret of this recipe is the very thin slicing of the cukes and onion and careful grating of the ginger. I used the recipe as a side and it was well received but the best raves came from using the recipe as a condiment for submarine sandwiches- I had to make more.
I cut the amount of ginger in half and it was still way too overpowering. Won't make this again.
Good taste, texture and appearance. Made a nice accompaniment to a Japanese meal. I didn't have mirin, so a used a regular sweet wine, and red onions to add a bit of color. I am NOT normally a fan of cucumbers, but I will definitely make this again.
A great way to dress up cucumbers. The recipe also works well using sake instead of mirin.
I wish I could give 4.5 stars, that's what these deserve. Very delicious and I will make again! Thanks for a great recipe!!
Nice, fresh-tasting, super-gingery salad! This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing - it could easily be halved for the amount of vegetables called for, but I made it as written and was happy with the results. Thanks for the recipe!
This was so delicious and refreshing! The ginger gives it a nice, spicy kick. I omitted the onion and subbed pure maple syrup for brown sugar. If you juiced two cukes and the ginger and added the remaining ingredients (minus the onion) and a touch of club soda, this would make a great summer drink.
A little different take on the usual vinegar and cucumbers. I used seasoned rice vinegar in place of the mirlin and red wine vinegar. I zested half the lime for added color. Next time I may dice the cucumber and onion rather than slice it. I like the ginger and lime flavors.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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