Cucumber Sunomo Recipe Step by Step

Salads do not take long to prepare and are usually served as side dishes in a main course meal. They are a combination of many fruits and veggies and if taken regularly with meals, help in fulfilling the daily requirements of essential nutrients. They can be served at the starting of meals as appetizers, between meals as side dishes or after meals for palate cleansing.

Cucumber Sunomo Salad, as the name suggests, is a Japanese salad recipe that is prepared by soaking cucumbers in vinegar along with some seasoning. This is a nice simple salad that is prepared in no time and yet is very delicious. It is a refreshing palate cleansing salad that helps in getting the food digested real fast, especially when combined with heavy meals like grilled meats.

Below is a step by step guide that will guide you on how to prepare this quick and simple Japanese salad:

Preparation Time: 8-10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Serving: 4-5 persons
Utensils: Standard Chopping Board, Standard Chopping Knife, Salad Serving Bowl or Platter, Salad Serving Spoon.

-2 large Cucumbers
-¼ cup rice vinegar
-½ tablespoon salt
-½ teaspoon Grounded Black Pepper
-½ teaspoon Sugar
-½ teaspoon Soy Sauce
-¼ cup sesame seeds


  • 1

    Firstly, take the cucumbers, peel them and hollow them out. Now chop them along the length and then crosswise and set them aside.

  • 2

    Now take 1/3 cup of rice vinegar and add the stated amount of salt, black pepper, sugar and soy sauce in it and stir well until it takes the form of a paste. The resulting paste will be sweet and sour in taste.

  • 3

    In a bowl combine the chopped cucumbers and the paste that you have just prepared and toss well. Your salad is ready now. Take it out in a serving platter or bowl. Refrigerate it for an hour before serving.

  • 4

    Also before serving, sprinkle some sesame seeds and enjoy!

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