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Japanese Cucumber Sunomono

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Cucumber sunomono is a tasty Japanese cucumber salad made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients. Serve this as a Japanese appetizer, or as a salad or side dish to pair with any meal. Nice for a summer BBQ!"
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1 h 20 m servings 49
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Peel 4 strips off each cucumber using a vegetable peeler, leaving some of the peel in place for a striped look. Slice off the ends and cut cucumbers in half lengthwise.
  2. Slice cucumbers into very thin slices using a mandoline, or carefully with a knife. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Stir until well combined and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk sugar, ginger, vinegar, and soy sauce in a bowl until well combined.
  4. Squeeze excess liquid out of cucumbers using your hands or a clean tea towel. Toss cucumbers with the dressing. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
  5. Just before serving, sprinkle each portion with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 49 calories; 0.9 10 1.4 0 810 Full nutrition

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loved it - will surely make often

We all loved it! super quick and easy and great to prepare in advance