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!
Servings 2 people
- 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!