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Friday, September 20, 2013

5 minute Japanese Cucumber Pickles Recipe('Kyuri no shoyu-zuke)

Here is a super easy 5 minute Japanese cucumber pickles recipe. It's actually more like a mini salad than pickles. Great for summer or anytime. A healthy last minute side dish.

Serves 4      20 cal./serving


  • 1-2 cucumbers
  • 1 tsp. white sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 5 rounded Tbsp. loose bonito flakes(hana-katsuo/katsuo-bushi)
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil(optional)


  1. Toast sesame seeds. Partially peel and seeds cucumber, then quarter lengthwise. Cut into bite size wedges. Pat with a dry cloth to remove excess water.
  2. Combine cucumber, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and bonito flakes in a bowl. Add a little sesame oil for extra taste. Mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving.

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