Japanese Quick Pickles

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"Found @ realsimpledotcom & actually 1 of my favorite recent finds. I like pickles on some sammies & in certain recipes, BUT not enough to be sure I always have them around. And my Siggi is definitely not a pickle-lover to say the least. So the reason I like this recipe so much is I can make it when I want a larger amount for a particular reason or halve it easily when I want to make a smaller amount just for me (or guests as a condiment, etc). Time does not include "standing" time. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (18.9 g)
  • Calories 4
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 171.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 3.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Toss together cucumber slices & salt in a med-sized bowl. Allow to stand for 5 min. Then drain & rinse well.

Step 2

Add the remaining ingredients, mix well & chill in the fridge for best flavor.

YIELD: Yield is 2 cups = 16 1-ounce servings

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This is such a light and refreshing salad that went perfectly with our dinner on a warm evening. Such lovely flavours, with a perfect taste of sweet and sour that together with the cucumber makes for a delicious combination of flavour. So easy to make and will be sure to make this again.

review by:
(28 Dec 2017)


This cuke salad is not only tasty on its own, but makes a nice side to a main meal. Today I added it to my salad of greens and had a lovely lunch. Thank you twissis for sharing!

review by:
(5 Apr 2017)


Very nice, mild pickles with a delicate and refreshing flavor. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing! CQ3

review by:
(24 Jul 2016)


These were pretty good. Not knowing what Japanese pickles taste like, I expected them to be sourer or sweeter. Still they were tasty and not too cucumber-y.

review by:
(22 Jul 2016)