This is a pinch of this recipe, where most of the ingredients are to your taste preference. Two jalapenos provided plenty of delicious heat for me. Garnish with chopped nuts, sesame seeds, and sliced red chile peppers. Furikake is also great as a topping!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, lemongrass, and soy sauce together in a large bowl. Stir in cucumbers, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and basil.

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Cook's Notes:

Substitute apple cider vinegar (such as Bragg(R)) for the rice vinegar if desired. Peanut butter can work instead of roasted sesame oil in a pinch. Use 4 packets sugar substitute instead of the sugar if desired.

I haven't tried them, but fish sauce or hoisin might be great toppings as well.

For stronger flavor, refrigerate sunomono overnight.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 0.7g 2% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 103.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
This was excellent! I did make a couple of changes based on what I had. I made a different but similar cucumber recipe and ended up with leftover cucumber and decided to give this one a try. This one had a lot more flavor and was definitely the better of the two. I did not have lemongrass so I just gave the finished dish a squeeze of lemon juice. Not the same but it worked nicely too. The other recipe called for toasted sesame seeds so I tossed them in this one too for some extra texture. I really liked this recipe and used it with teriyaki chicken tacos but it could be used for so many different things. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
This was excellent! I did make a couple of changes based on what I had. I made a different but similar cucumber recipe and ended up with leftover cucumber and decided to give this one a try. This one had a lot more flavor and was definitely the better of the two. I did not have lemongrass so I just gave the finished dish a squeeze of lemon juice. Not the same but it worked nicely too. The other recipe called for toasted sesame seeds so I tossed them in this one too for some extra texture. I really liked this recipe and used it with teriyaki chicken tacos but it could be used for so many different things. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2019
The “backbone” of this recipe is good but quite sour.I added sugar,fish sauce,jalapeño and peanuts. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2017
Excellent! Read More
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