This recipe is so delicious, you just might get addicted… These miso cucumbers are a Japanese side dish that goes great with rice, soup, or anything else you’d like to eat them with! Already gluten-free and vegan, you could also make this soy-free with chickpea miso. Miso cucumber salad is a raw vegan dish that comes together in less than 5 minutes.
This time of year I am growing so many cucumbers in my garden, and sharing them with the block, that I try to eat them daily. If you want to learn how to grow your own, check out my video How I Grew 100+ Cucumbers North of Chicago & My Best Tips on my channel. Cucumbers grow well in raised beds with lots of compost and a tall trellis to climb. This year I made two cucumber tunnels and planted them alongside my bitter melons and morning glories.
There are lots of ways to serve this Japanese miso cucumber salad, including just eating the bowl by yourself because they’re so good. 😁 However, one of my favorite ways is with miso soup and a bowl of rice in a traditional Japanese meal. Or alongside onigiri (rice balls) and I have two recipes right on this blog: Kabocha Miso Onigiri and Yaki Onigiri.
These are so quick and easy to make, however, they don’t keep, so serve right away. If you want to prep the sauce in advance you could, then add it to the cucumbers once you are ready to eat. If you leave this dish too long it will get watery and the cucumbers will soften. So enjoy quickly! 😋
Japanese Miso Cucumber Salad
- 1 Japanese or English cucumber
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mirin
- 2 tsp coconut aminos
- 1/2 tbsp miso paste
- 1 1/2 tbsp tahini
- toasted sesame seeds
- Slice your cucumber in half lengthwise and then chop into half moons.
- Add your cucumber slices to a bowl then top with the spices and sauce ingredients. Mix well until well combined and evenly distrubted.
- Sprinkle with a generous amount of toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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