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4 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
Salads and Salad Dressings
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Japanese Cucumber Salad

A healthy make-over salad with terrific authentic Japanese flavors.



  1. The cucumbers can be peeled, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced into thin half moons.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cucumbers and salt; mix well.
  3. Add sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil; mix well.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seed and mix.
  5. Let marinate for 20 minutes before serving.
  6. To serve, divide salad among individual chilled plates.
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soy sauce has too much gluten to be considered safe for celiacs... be warned!
22 Oct 16 by member: effivd
This is delish - I used low sodium soy sauce which cuts the sodium level but doesn't affect the taste.
28 Jul 14 by member: cmlynn
So, so good.
10 Jan 14 by member: rhea_rose
Why not use sugar substitute, cut salt to 1/4 tsp and use low sodium soy sauce. I also have B/P issue so must watch sodium but it seems like a whole tsp of salt is a lot
30 Apr 13 by member: gmcclune001
This sounds great. I think I'll try using low sodium soy sauce and trimming back the added salt. Should be just as good.
17 Jul 11 by member: MKreush
If you are on Atkins then the sodium should be fine unless your doctor says low salt for you. You can by lower sodium soy sauce. I made this using O carb sweetener and cut the seeds in half and it was wonderful and only it like 2.5 net carbs. If you are not yet able to have soy then don't add any soy sauce and if you are not able to have seeds then don't use seeds. Cucumbers, sweetener and vinegar is wonderful all by itself. You can also add sliced onion to this if you need to use up your net carb allowance.
03 Jun 11 by member: Giapets
nice <3
06 May 11 by member: AnaAire
I'm planning to try it. I will replay soy sauce with low sodium soy and the sugar with honey. I will let you all know how it tastes.
20 Apr 11 by member: Newness
I really love this recipe! Substituted 3 tsp. of sugar for 3 drops sucralose and cut the salt down to 1/2 tsp. (personal taste) - overall, yummy! Will be making this again!
This is so very very good always!
29 Mar 11 by member: jamina1
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Nutrition summary:

There are 45 calories in 1 serving of Japanese Cucumber Salad.
Calorie break-down: 41% fat, 51% carbs, 8% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 18
Calories 45
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.04g 3%
  Saturated Fat 0.297g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.87g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.77g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 808mg 34%
Potassium 94mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5.8g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
  Sugars 4.09g  
Protein 0.89g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10% Iron 11%
of RDI*
(45 calories)
2% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (51%)
Fat (41%)
Protein (8%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories