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Pickled Ginger Cucumbers

Prep: 6 minutes; Chill: 30 minutes. Asian cooks often make a simple sweet-and-sour pickle by tossing cucumbers in vinegar and sugar. I like to add a little pickled ginger for unexpected flavor.

Health JULY 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 2 pounds English or pickling cucumbers, halved and diagonally cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 4 tablespoons drained, matchstick-cut pickled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


1. Place cucumber slices in bowl. Combine pickled ginger and all remaining ingredients; add to cucumbers, and toss gently to coat. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve cold.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 84
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 263mg
  • Calcium: 44mg

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