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japanese-style cucumber salad

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

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

(6 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For japanese-style cucumber salad

  • 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.