Japanese Cucumber Salad


This Japanese cucumber salad is quick, crisp, cool, and refreshing, with a tangy-sweet flavor. You'll love this amazingly simple veggie side dish. It is even good the next day!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers

  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, or more to taste


  1. Peel cucumbers. Halve lengthwise and remove seeds. Slice into 1/4-inch thick half moons.

  2. Mix vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce together in a bowl until sugar is completely dissolved. Add cucumbers and stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 453mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 168mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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