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Japanese Cucumber Salad.

I pretty much love all foods Asian.  And one of my favorite treats is the cucumber salad our local sushi place makes.  It's light, refreshing, and yummy yummy.  But I can't always get out for sushi just because I have a pickle craving, so tonight I set out to make my own. I hope you enjoy this Japanese Cucumber Salad as much as we do!

 Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad, Ingredients: 

  • 2 - 3 english cucumbers
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • toasted sesame seeds, to taste

Japanese Cucumber Salad, Directions:

  1. Thinly (very very thinly) slice cucumbers.  (I wanted mine all fancy-like for the pictures, so I cut them in half, dug out the seeds, and then used a vegetable peeler to make spirals.  Next time I will just use my mandolin.  Unless my husband finally takes a hint and buys me a spiralizer.)
  2. Pack cucumber slices into a lidded container. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine water, soy sauce, and vinegar.  Taste brine and make adjustments as necessary.
  4. Pour brine into cucumber container shake to make sure cucumbers are all wetted.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour (or up to two weeks).
  6. Serve with toasted sesame seeds sprinkled over top.  Enjoy!
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Japanese Cucumber Salad

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  1. Yum! This sounds amazing--I love the Japanese-style cucumber salads as well!

  2. I love cucumber in any form and this sounds delicious. I just happen to have an English cucumber on hand that needs to be used, so I am printing this and making immediately. Thanks.


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