Japanese Pounded Cucumber Salad - Shojin Ryori

16 mins (prep 15, cooking 1)
9 ingredients
3 servings
This is shojin ryori or vegetarian temple cooking, a Buddhist vegetarian style of cooking in Japan. There are many versions of blunt knife pounded cucumber salads but this one is very nice. Often cucumber is pounded with a blunt side of a chef's knife or small stick lightly to break down the cucumber flesh in the middle so that cucumbers can be eaten in bigger chunks and flavor able to penetrate better. Japanese, English, or hot house cucumbers work best here, but if using thick skinned American style cucumber, cut in lengthwise in half and remove seeds first before proceeding.

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Serving Size (183.08 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 143.89 Calories from Fat 90.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.1g 46.61%
Saturated Fat 1.47g 22.04%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 563.96mg 70.49%
Total Carbohydrate 12.79g 12.79%
Dietary Fiber 1.25 g 15.03%
Sugars 8.06 g %
Protein 2.15g 12.9%
Vitamin A 2367.47IU% Vitamin C 4.88mg%
Calcium 29.12mg% Iron 0.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9β€’Carbohydrate 4β€’Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried red chili