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Ginger-Spiced Cucumbers Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Ginger-Spiced Cucumbers

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"A spicy Asian cool-weather side dish to enhance any meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a serving bowl, stir together the red wine vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, ginger and lime juice. Add the cucumber and onion, and toss gently to coat. Chill for 30 minutes to blend flavors before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 25, 2011

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 08, 2011

I cut the amount of ginger in half and it was still way too overpowering. Won't make this again.

Nov 10, 2005

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.

Mar 14, 2008

A great way to dress up cucumbers. The recipe also works well using sake instead of mirin.

May 03, 2010

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!!

Apr 26, 2010

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!

Feb 23, 2009

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.

Sep 25, 2008

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.


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  • Calories
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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