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Japanese Cucumber Salad

This super easy and delicious cucumber pickle is perfect for a sushi bowl, but would be a fresh, tangy addition to any meal. In fact, we’re dying to throw a few of them on our Five Spice Salmon Burger.

1. Slice the cucumbers ⅛-inch thick. A mandoline can help you do this easily. Place the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle them with the salt. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the rice vinegar, shoyu, sesame oil, sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using) until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Gently squeeze the cucumber slices with your hands to eliminate the excess water. Place the cucumber slices in a serving bowl and pour the dressing on top. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.