Japanese Cucumber Salad

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Hors d’Oeuvre Servings
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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One of the great things about Japanese salads is that they contain little or no fat. This one is more of a dipping sauce for cucumbers than it is a salad. It makes a great hors d’oeuvre with cocktails because it is savory and salty but won’t fill anyone up.


  • 4 regular cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons coarse <


Scrape out the seeds from the cucumber halves with a spoon, then slice the halves crosswise into crescents about inch thick. Place the cucumbers in a bowl, sprinkle with the salt, and then toss and rub the slices for about 2 minutes, or until the salt dissolves and no longer feels gritty. Transfer th