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This Japanese Cucumber Salad, called Sunomono, is sweet and tangy. It is really quick to make and is perfect as an appetizer or a side dish!

Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe (Sunomono)

This beautiful cucumber salad coming from Japan is sweet, tangy, and crunchy. Can be served as an appetizer or a side dish!
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 48kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 1 large English cucumber or 2 Japanese cucumbers
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon sugar , or more
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds


  • Thinly slice the cucumber. You can do it either by hand or using a food processor. Rub the slices with salt and drain for 5 minutes in a colander. Rinse under cold running water and squeeze them tightly to remove water. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the dressing to the cucumber slices, sprinkle with sesame seeds and mix well. Enjoy!


Calories: 48kcal