Japanese Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Looking for an easy Japanese Pickled Cucumbers recipe? Learn how to make Japanese Pickled Cucumbers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by heathereve

Makes 4 servings



An easy and refreshing summer salad with a tartness that makes it the perfect accompaniment to rich foods like salmon. If you have a mandoline, now's the time to use it; if not, use a vegetable peeler to make the long, thin ribbons. The salt will draw water out of the cucumber, so make this right before you're ready to eat. Serves 3-4.

Recipe Ingredients for Japanese Pickled Cucumbers

1 large cucumber
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 black sesame seeds, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Japanese Pickled Cucumbers

  1. rim the ends off the cucumber. Cut the cucumber in half to make two pieces approximately six inches long. Using a mandoline or a vegetable peeler, slice the cucumber lengthwise into thin ribbons, and place in a mixing bowl.

  2. Combine the vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, salt and red pepper flakes in a small glass measuring cup, and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Taste, and adjust seasoning to your liking. Pour over the cucumber ribbons, and toss well, but very gently, to thoroughly coat the cucumber. Place in a serving bowl, and garnish with black sesame seeds.

Categories

Vegetables, Salads, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 91.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
34
Calories from Fat
12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
149mg
6%
Potassium
112mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
3.3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
0.5g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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