When cucumbers are in season, they are quite sweet and the flavour is rich and refreshing. This simple salted cucumber dish is great as the secondary dish in the traditional Japanese style meal with freshly cook rice and miso soup.


Enough for 4


Cucumber 1 *large continental cucumber
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger 1 small piece
Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon

  1. Cut Cucumber diagonally as you roll it on the board. This style of cut is called ‘Rangiri’ in Japanese.
  2. Sprinkle Salt and massage, then rest for a while.
  3. Slice a small piece of fresh Ginger thinly, then slice again into thin strips.
  4. Add the sliced Ginger and Sesame Oil to the Cucumber and combine all well.