‘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.


4 Servings


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

  1. Thinly slice Cucumber into a bowl. Add Salt and massage, then set aside.
  2. Soak Dry Cut Wakame in cold water until soft, drain well.
  3. 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.
  4. Wakame only version is also nice.