Ginger-Spiced Cucumbers


Set out these cold cucumbers at a cookout to accompany grilled burgers and baked beans.

Ginger-Spiced Cucumbers
Photo: Kim Cornelison
Prep Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup mirin (sweet cooking rice wine)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 large English cucumber (about 12 oz.), peeled if desired, and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion


  1. In a medium bowl combine rice vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, and ginger. Stir in cucumber and onion slices. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
30g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 189mg 4%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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