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Sunomono or Japanese Noodle and Cucumber Salad

Sunomono or Japanese Noodle and Cucumber Salad Sunomono or Japanese Noodle and Cucumber Salad Sunomono or Japanese Noodle and Cucumber Salad

This salad is subtle and very refreshing. There are a variety of textures-chewy cold noodles (bean thread noodles, some call them cellophane noodles 'cause when you boil them they become clear), crunchy sesame seeds, and crunchy cucumber slices. Sugar salt, and vinegar combine harmoniously, each understated but very much present.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


6 ounces vermicelli pasta
noodles, dry
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce, tamari
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
or 2 tablespoons
1 cucumbers
medium sized
2 scallions, spring or green onions
green, thinly sliced


Cook the noodles in boiling water until just tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain thoroughly, and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.

(My advice, store in water if not using right away)

Add vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, salt, and sesame seeds. Mix well. Cover and chill until cold.

(Don't chill for too long or the noodles will stick together. I did this but was able to save it by adding more rice vinegar until the noodles separated again. It tasted great.)

Peel and seed the cucumber. Cut into quarters lengthwise, then into thin pieces.

If not serving right away, wrap the cucumber pieces in a plastic bag or plastic wrap and refrigerate.

To serve, divide the noodles amon 4 or 5 serving bowls.

Top with a small handful of cucumber slices, a light sprinkling of sesame seeds, and, if desired, a few very thin slices of scallion greens. Serve cold.

Everything except the cucumbers and toppings can be combined several days ahead of time.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Simple ingredients deliver such delicious flavor and texture.

2 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 115g (4.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1269% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 744mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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