• 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp soy sauce Japanese preferred
  • 2 Persian cucumbers
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried wakame
  • toasted sesame seeds to finish


  • Combine the rice vinegar, mirin, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside.
    sunomono dressing |
  • Thinly slice the cucumbers and sprinkle on 1 tsp salt and toss. Let the cucumbers sit for 5 minutes.
    salting cucumbers for sunomono |
  • Soak the wakame in a bowl with water.
    wakame |
  • Rinse the cucumbers and drain very well, gently squeezing out some of the water. Drain the softened wakame and squeeze out any excess water. Mix the cucumber and wakame in a bowl and season with the dressing.
    dressing sunomono |
  • Finish with toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!
    sunomono |