Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad

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A great side dish to go with your favorite meat dish.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 2
    english cucumbers
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • ·
    pinch of dashi stock granules (optional)
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    toasted sesame seeds
  • ·
    pinch of salt (to taste)

How to Make Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad


  1. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Cut up the cucumbers into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan, shaking occasionally, until a few seeds pop. Immediately transfer the seeds to a plate.
  3. Mix the lemon juice, vinegar, soy sauce, dashi stock granules and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved. Taste, and add a pinch of salt if you think it needs it. Add the sesame oil.
  4. Combine the cucumbers with the dressing and the sesame seeds. Serve right away or leave to marinate in the refrigerator for a stronger flavor.

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About Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Dressings
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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