A spicy Asian cool-weather side dish to enhance any meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a serving bowl, stir together the red wine vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, ginger and lime juice. Add the cucumber and onion, and toss gently to coat. Chill for 30 minutes to blend flavors before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

79.6 calories; 0.7 g protein; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 4.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
An excellent blend of flavors. I believe the secret of this recipe is the very thin slicing of the cukes and onion and careful grating of the ginger. I used the recipe as a side and it was well received but the best raves came from using the recipe as a condiment for submarine sandwiches- I had to make more. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/09/2011
I cut the amount of ginger in half and it was still way too overpowering. Won't make this again. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
An excellent blend of flavors. I believe the secret of this recipe is the very thin slicing of the cukes and onion and careful grating of the ginger. I used the recipe as a side and it was well received but the best raves came from using the recipe as a condiment for submarine sandwiches- I had to make more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2011
An excellent blend of flavors. I believe the secret of this recipe is the very thin slicing of the cukes and onion and careful grating of the ginger. I used the recipe as a side and it was well received but the best raves came from using the recipe as a condiment for submarine sandwiches- I had to make more. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2005
Good taste texture and appearance. Made a nice accompaniment to a Japanese meal. I didn't have mirin so a used a regular sweet wine and red onions to add a bit of color. I am NOT normally a fan of cucumbers but I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
A great way to dress up cucumbers. The recipe also works well using sake instead of mirin. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Nice fresh-tasting super-gingery salad! This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing - it could easily be halved for the amount of vegetables called for but I made it as written and was happy with the results. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2010
I wish I could give 4.5 stars that's what these deserve. Very delicious and I will make again! Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
This was so delicious and refreshing! The ginger gives it a nice spicy kick. I omitted the onion and subbed pure maple syrup for brown sugar. If you juiced two cukes and the ginger and added the remaining ingredients (minus the onion) and a touch of club soda this would make a great summer drink. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
Great! Light and yet not too sweet. I paired this with the Chutney chicken receipe and the Cajun Chicken to balance the spice. THe only think I did add was minced chives as I wanted more color. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/09/2011
I cut the amount of ginger in half and it was still way too overpowering. Won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
A little different take on the usual vinegar and cucumbers. I used seasoned rice vinegar in place of the mirlin and red wine vinegar. I zested half the lime for added color. Next time I may dice the cucumber and onion rather than slice it. I like the ginger and lime flavors. Read More
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