Cucumber with Sesame Seeds

Cucumber with Sesame Seeds

Whenever I need to prepare one extra dish to put on the table, this is what I always fall back on. It's easy and tasty!


Salt (to prep the cucumber)
1 teaspoon
◇ Dashi soy sauce
1 teaspoon
◇ Usukuchi soy sauce
1 teaspoon
◇ Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
Ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons


1. (Optional) Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
2. Cut into 5 mm thick diagonal slices, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt. When the cucumber has wilted a little, rinse in water and squeeze out tightly.
3. Combine the ◇ ingredients in a bowl. Add the cucumber slices and mix well.
4. Add the sesame seeds and mix.
5. Transfer to a serving dish and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

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