July 08, 2004
Cucumber and Peach Salad

recipe thursdayInspired by a recipe for cucumber and peach salsa and my recent trend towards fruit with pepper, I added a Japanese flair and served this salad at a dinner party last week with Eric Gower, author of the Breakaway Japanese Kitchen.

Cucumber and Peach Salad
Makes about 6 cups

4 Japanese cucumbers
3 peaches
1/4 cup pistachios
3 leaves shiso
1/2 bulb myoga
1 or 2 limes, juiced
1/2 tsp yuzu vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and chop the cucumbers and peaches into bite-sized pieces. Mince the shiso and myoga, whisk together with lime juice and yuzu vinegar. Pour over salad. Toss in the nuts. Season with salt and plenty of freshly crushed black pepper.

Note: if using American cucumbers, two should be enough. You may want to de-seed them, though.

Posted by kuri at July 08, 2004 07:10 AM


for me (I’m Japanese) it sounds strange, and it arouse my curisoity. cucumbers and peaches and shiso and myouga—. Everything is in my kitchen, I’ll try, and I’ll enjoy my cooking.

Posted by: Mieko on July 8, 2004 01:16 PM

Did you like it? I don’t have all the ingredients, but it sounds worth trying.

Posted by: Jenny on July 8, 2004 07:21 PM
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