Monday, September 27, 2010

Stuffed Japanese cucumber (kyuri) with spicy coleslaw

Today I found 2 Japanese cucumber in the fridge and a head of cabbage.  This is something I made up just for fun:D  I like the crunchiness of the cucumber.  The roasted walnut and the tiny slice of strawberry compliment the slightly spicy mayonnaise dressing. This makes an impressive and delicious appetizer, don't you think?

2 Japanese cucumbers (kyuri)
1 cup of shredded cabbage
2 tb mayonnaise
1 tb extra virgin olive oil
¼ ts paprika
¼ ts salt
½ ts ground black pepper
1 tb maple syrup
3 to 4 walnuts
2 strawberries thinly sliced and half

Lightly toast the walnut and glazed with maple syrup and quarter each walnut and set aside.  Prepare the dressing with mayonnaise, extra virgin olive oil, paprika, salt and ground black pepper.  Add shredded cabbage and mix well. Cut Japanese cucumber in about 1 ½ inch long per piece and remove the seeds and make a recess in the center to be filled with coleslaw.  Top it with a piece of walnut and strawberry. Leave in the fridge for 1 hr before serving.


  1. What pretty little things!

  2. What a great idea. I agree, these could be stand alone appetizers or part of an anti pasti. The spicy cole slaw dressing sounds great.


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