Japanese Cucumber Salad
This Japanese Cucumber Salad is an example of a ‘Sunomono’, or Japanese ‘vinegared’ preparation. It is as elegant as it is simple and quick to prepare.
Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cucumber, Salad, Vinegar
all about 2-3 mm thick;
or use plain rice vinegar;
Sesame seeds for garnish
white, black, or a mix.
Salt the cucumber slices and let them macerate in a bowl for about 20 or 30 minutes.
When the cucumber has wilted, drain away the water thrown off during maceration and then gently squeeze the slices to remove as much remaining water as possible.
Stir the Nihaizu, or plain rice vinegar, in with the slices and allow to sit for at least ten minutes.
Finally, squeeze the slices a second time to remove excess lid, then place in serving bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, or as desired.
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