Overhead of strips of cucumber with sesame

Cucumber Salad made Japanese Style

Japanese Cucumber Salad made with mirin
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 84kcal
Author Healing Tomato


  • 1 Japanese Cucumber Or English Cucumber
  • 1/4 cup Mirin Sub with Rice Vinegar)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt optional
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 slices ginger thinly sliced, peeled


  • In a small glass bottle, add the Mirin and ginger. Marinate overnight
  • Cut the cucumber in half, lengthwise
  • Using the potato peeler, create thin strips of cucumber.
  • Peel the cucumber, leaving alternating green strips.
  • Place the peels on a paper towel to soak up the moisture
  • Combine the ginger-soaked Mirin, sugar and salt and stir well.
  • Heat a pan but add no oil to it.
  • Add the sesame seeds and then toss lightly until light brown in color
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cucumber strips, Mirin mixture and sesame seeds.
  • Toss lightly using a pair of chopsticks

Serve the cucumber salad immediately


    I highly recommend the marinating of ginger and mirin


    Serving: 2g | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.4mg