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Cucumber with Sesame Seeds

Cucumber with Sesame Seeds is such a simple salad but a great small side dish.  It takes literally no time to make it.  The only tip here is to pound cucumbers with a pestle or a rolling pin to break them apart instead of cutting with a knife.  Having a rough surface on the cucumbers makes seasonings adhere well.

Salt is the main seasoning in this dish, but sesame oil and seeds have such a strong and delicious aroma that you don’t really need anything else.  If you want one more thing for your dinner on a busy week day, this is the one to try!

Cucumber with Sesame Seeds


  • 2 Japanese cucumbers (or 1 large hot house cucumber)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Pound cucumbers hard with a pestle or a rolling pin. Break them apart at the cracks by hand.
  2. In a bowl, rub the cucumber pieces with salt, sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

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  • Magdalene mbanga
    October 25, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Love the recipe but i can get cucumber seeds but difficult to get oil. Can I replace it and with what

  • suria hagumi
    November 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    i read somewhere.. there’s a recipe using miso and cucumber and sugar and salt altogether.. is it possible??