Japanese Vinegared Cucumbers

"By taylortwo t is from "The Complete Asian Cookbook" by Charmaine Solomon. It does require that it marinates a while before serving. There is no real cook time involved."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (136.5 g)
  • Calories 32.7
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 584.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 16.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Peel and slice in half lengthwise and remove seeds.

Step 2

Cut into thin slices.

Step 3

Combine all other ingredients and marinate cucumber in the seasonings for at least 1 hour.

Step 4

Serve as a side salad or relish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Love the balance of flavours in this refreshing dish! It went well with the cosmopolitan dinner of fried rice with bok choy and middle eastern beef koftas. It will be eaten lots here over the summer. Thanks for sharing Pia. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(18 Jun 2017)

Susie D

We loved the addition of ginger. It made a cucumber salad shine. I used a seedless cucumber so didn't peel or seed. I prepared these to serve with a meal, but they were even good alongside a sandwich meal. Delicious!

review by:
(29 Jan 2017)


These cukes are delightful! I enjoyed them a whole lot today by themselves and as part of my salad. DELICIOUS! This is on my Keeper and Best List. Thank you MsPia for sharing. Made it for Billboard tag.

review by:
(17 Oct 2016)


What a great tasting and refreshing salad this is. I used an English cucumber so I did not need to peel it or remove the seeds as they are palatable in this type of cucumber. This will be seeing to many repeats!

review by:
(9 Dec 2014)


Lovely added mild flavour from the ginger. This recipe will compliment almost any dish not just Asian. Easy & quick to make. I made 1/3 of the recipe with no problem. I made it in the morning and let it sit to marinate until supper time.

review by:
(3 Oct 2014)