‘Wakame & Cucumber Salad’ is one of the most popular and authentic Japanese salads and I make it very often. But sometimes, it is good to change its flavour by adding extra ingredients. This one is slightly sweeter and sesame oil flavoured.
1 Continental Cucumber OR 2 smaller Cucumbers *about 300g
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 to 3 tablespoons Dry Cut Wakame
1/4 Onion *thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- Thinly slice Cucumber into a bowl. Add Salt and massage, then set aside.
- Soak Dry Cut Wakame in cold water until soft, drain well.
- Combine Sugar, Rice Vinegar, Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil in a large bowl. Squeeze the sliced Cucumber to remove excess salty water, and add to the bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine.
- Wakame only version is also nice.