Japanese Cucumber Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
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Serves: 2 - 4 people
 
The tangy vinegar in this side dish is a nice compliment to something savory – try pairing it with Yakitori, Burgers, or Hot Dogs! The tangy vinegar in this side dish is a nice compliment to something savory – try pairing it with Yakitori, Burgers, or Hot Dogs!
Ingredients
  • 3-4 Japanese cucumbers or 5 Persian cucumbers*
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Vertically score the sides of the cucumber with a fork. Then very thinly slice and transfer the slices to a colander sitting in the sink. Sprinkle with salt, tossing the cucumber slices to coat (this will draw out the moisture). Allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse the cucumbers well under cold water, making sure to remove all of the excess salt. Allow to drain in the colander while you work on the vinegar mixture.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add the cucumber slices to the vinegar mixture and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds. Gently toss and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Notes
* If you can't find Japanese cucumbers or Persian cucumbers, you can substitute 1 large English cucumber. It will need to be seeded and cut into half-moons.

* The tangy vinegar in this side dish is a nice compliment to something savory – try pairing it with Yakitori, Burgers, or Hot Dogs!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2-3
Recipe by at http://hapanom.com/japanese-cucumber-salad/