Healthy Japanese Cucumber Salad


Japanese Cucumber Salad(Sunomono) is a perfect small side dish. It’s easy to make, healthy to eat, and very refreshing to accompany any main dish.  It’s tangy but sweet, who wouldn’t like it?


2 cups cucumber, sliced

1 tsp salt

3 tsps sugar

1 tbsp soy sauce

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 oz sesame seeds

japanese cucumber salad

1. The cucumbers can be peeled, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into thin half moons.

2. In a large bowl, combine cucumbers and salt; mix well.

3. Add sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil; mix well.

4. Sprinkle with sesame seed and mix.

5. Let marinate for 20 minutes before serving.

6. To serve, divide salad among individual chilled plates.