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Done in 3 minutes! Super Easy Cucumber with Umeboshi Pickled Plum Sauce

Done in 3 minutes! Super Easy Cucumber with Umeboshi Pickled Plum Sauce

Unbelievably easy! But it tastes quite authentic as if it's been pickled overnight.
It'll take 5 minutes if made by children.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Cucumber
1
Umeboshi
2
Mentsuyu
1 tablespoon
Mirin
2 teaspoons
Bonito flakes
As needed

Steps

1. Pound the washed cucumber lightly as you roll it. It's fine if it breaks a little.
2. Cut the cucumber into rolling wedges. Take out the stones from the umeboshi, and roughly pound.
3. Put the cucumber in Step 2 with the mentsuyu and mirin in a plastic bag, and rub together for about a minute. Mix fairly rigorously.
4. Serve topped with dried bonito flakes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This dish is great for those times when you need one more dish but you don't have enough time nor ingredients.
I came up with this idea just at such a moment and used what I could find in the refrigerator.
Honestly, it only takes 3 minutes to make. Easy, but an authentic taste.