Rating: 4.53 stars
333 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 219
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2

A Japanese recipe for cucumbers marinated in vinegar, sugar, salt and ginger. Delicious and simple!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and scoop out any large seeds. Slice crosswise into very thin slices.

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  • In a small bowl combine vinegar, sugar, salt and ginger. Mix well. Place cucumbers inside of the bowl, stir so that cucumbers are coated with the mixture. Refrigerate the bowl of cucumbers for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

27 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 6.2g; fat 0.2g; sodium 467.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (235)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
Great recipe. Thank you. Some people are so rude! It's called this not that. I added this this and that etc... If people are going to add so much to a recipe, then you are not following the recipe, so how can you rate it one way or another? If you insist on changing so much on a recipe, write your own and don't say you followed somone's recipe (but made your own additions) and then leave them 4 stars after you completely changed the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
it was so-so. Too sweet. Read More
(16)
333 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 219
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
Great recipe. Thank you. Some people are so rude! It's called this not that. I added this this and that etc... If people are going to add so much to a recipe, then you are not following the recipe, so how can you rate it one way or another? If you insist on changing so much on a recipe, write your own and don't say you followed somone's recipe (but made your own additions) and then leave them 4 stars after you completely changed the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2007
First of all, this salad is called "SUNOMONO", not "Sunomo". It's Japanese. I give this recipe 4 stars because it's quite good but I made a few additions that made it 5 stars. I added some thin carrot shavings made with my vegetable peeler. The carrot tastes good with this dressing and adds a really nice touch of colour. I also added several drops of toasted sesame oil and a tiny bit of cracked pepper. Just before serving I added toasted sesame seeds. Everyone loved it :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2011
Delicious and light. I use Mizkan rice vinegar, there are two versions - seasoned and unseasoned. If you use the seasoned variety like I did here, you do not need to add salt or sugar. I simply sliced the cucumber, added the vinegar and grated the ginger and that was it for a fab salad! As a tip, freeze your ginger and take it out of the freezer to grate as necessary (no need to wait to thaw out, just grate and pop the rest back in the freezer). Ginger grated like this will be finer than you can chop with a knife and give a lighter background finish to your dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2011
This was tasty and refreshing. It went great with our main dish, "Japanese Beef Stir Fry," recipe also from this site, and would also be wonderful with sushi. I had something similar at an excellent sushi restaurant in Minneapolis and this was almost a carbon copy. A little sweet (I used Splenda), a little gingery, but that's the way it's supposed to be. A definite "make again." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2005
Excellent summer salad. Refreshing and light. I omitted the ginger and added some shredded carrot and nori (seaweed). The perfect side dish for our sushi roll dinner. Even my toddler liked the salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
This is a standby for a light palate-cleansing cooling side to many of the spicy dishes we enjoy at my house. It's not a stand-alone salad though. I sometimes substitute dry ginger (about 3/4 tsp) for the fresh if I don't have any. I always use Splenda instead of sugar for lower calories and carbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2006
This reminds me of a similar cucumber dish my Mom makes - this one's is just a bit sweeter. My mom also includes thinly sliced red onion in her's - it adds a nice little variety in texture. A deliciously light side dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
it was so-so. Too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2003
Very good! The only part that takes some time is the cutting of the cucumbers. I omitted the ginger because I did not have any at home but it still was delicious! Read More
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