Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunomono Salad & Trader Joe's Gyoza

When I was a younger I was a very typical child.  I disliked all vegetables.  When I say all I mean ALL. 

A lot has changed since then.  Who would have figured I would end up being vegan and have a diet full of vegetables.

Cucumbers was one of those vegetables that I despised and I've only recently come to love.  With that love came Sunomono salad.  If you're going to eat cucumbers this is the way to do it!  It's so simple and easy.  It's a japanese salad made of thinly sliced cucumbers and a vinegar dressing. 

If you've ever had Sunomono salad at Mikuni's this recipe tastes JUST like it!  I found the original here

Sunomono Salad

1 Large cucumber
1 Teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of Rice Vinegar
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 drop of soy sauce


1.  Thinly slice the cucumber
2.  Sprinkle the slices with salt and let sit for a few minutes
3.  Mix the vinegar, sugar and soy sauce and mix well
4.  Add the dressing on top of the cucumbers and serve!

It goes without saying I love my mom!  She isn't vegan like myself but is always looking for recipes/products that i can eat.  Her most recent find was a great one.  Trader Joe's Thai vegetable Gyoza.  They come in the frozen section.  Serve with sweet chili sauce.  I love Trader Joe's.  They always have great products.  Why I don't shop there more often is beyond me. 

These were the perfect addition to my Sunomono Salad and fried rice.  'Till next time. 

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!


May I suggest TJ's Soyaki with a dab of host mustard or sriracha depending on the day as your dipping sauce. DREAMY!
hot* mustard!
That sounds yummy Bailey! Or even soyaki and wasabi!!! :)

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