Ginger cucumber salad

    45 min

    This is a simple Asian-inspired cucumber salad with ginger and lime. Great for summer.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
    • 2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar
    • 3 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced

    Prep:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a serving bowl, stir together the red wine vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, ginger and lime juice. Add the cucumber and onion, and toss gently to coat. Chill for 30 minutes to blend flavours before serving.

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    An excellent blend of flavors. I believe the secret of this recipe is the very thin slicing of the cukes and onion and careful grating of the ginger. I used the recipe as a side and it was well received but the best raves came from using the recipe as a condiment for submarine sandwiches- I had to make more.  -  25 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good taste, texture and appearance. Made a nice accompaniment to a Japanese meal. I didn't have mirin, so a used a regular sweet wine, and red onions to add a bit of color. I am NOT normally a fan of cucumbers, but I will definitely make this again.  -  10 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A great way to dress up cucumbers. The recipe also works well using sake instead of mirin.  -  13 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)