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Sunomono is a Japanese cucumber salad served at the beginning of meals.

It's made of marinated cucumber slices topped with sesame seeds. It can be served with a thin, vinegar-based sauce such as Amazu sauce or Ponzu sauce, or with a simple sauce made of just vinegar and sugar.

Variations can include wakame and seafood such as crab, octopus and shrimp.


Sunomono salad with shrimp in it. A different sauce for dressing the salad such as Sambai-zu might be used.

Language Notes

"Sunomono" in Japanese means vinegared or pickled things.

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See also:

Composed Salads

Chef Salad; Cobb Salad; Composed Salads; Niçoise Salad; Salade Complète; Sunomono


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