Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad


  • 1 lb. Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 4 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. mirin or 1/2 T. sugar
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. black or white sesame seeds


  • Cut the cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, mirin , ginger and red pepper flakes.
  • Toss the cucumbers with the dressing. Add the sesame seeds and chill.


If you don’t have Persian cucumbers, use regular thinly sliced cucumbers but put them in a colander with 1/2 tsp salt for at least 10 minutes.  Squeeze out any excess liquid.  Then proceed with the recipe.

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