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Japanese Cucumber Salad (Sunomono) Recipe
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Japanese Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)

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"A delightfully tart and sweet salad that's great anytime. This will keep in the fridge for a few days and makes a great sweet snack when you're feeling the munchies!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Partially peel cucumbers lengthwise, leaving thin green stripes around the cucumber. Halve cucumbers lengthwise. Scoop seeds from cucumber halves with a spoon. Discard seeds. Slice cucumbers thinly and put in a bowl. Add salt to cucumber and mix with hand until cucumber is limp; set aside for 45 minutes.
  2. Transfer cucumbers to a strainer and squeeze as much liquid out as possible.
  3. Mix lemon juice, sugar, and vinegar together in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves. Add the drained cucumber and toss to coat. Spoon into small bowls and top each portion with toasted sesame seeds.
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Jun 22, 2013

I love that you use toasted sesame seeds as an addition to this salad! Personally didn't care for using lemon juice for the dressing instead of the traditional rice vinegar or substitute of white wine vinegar so in the future for a touch of lemon flavor for others who might want it will serve garnished with a lemon wedge. Oh, to save peeling time I used English cucumbers which have a very nice thin skin :-)

 
Jul 07, 2013

This was wonderful! I wasn't sure about the lemon juice, but it truly was different and refreshing. We did miss the onion and pepper in our normal recipe, but this was a change in a very good way!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 585 mg
  • 23%

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

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