Green Tea Marinated Cucumbers

Side Dishes.
Here the green tea works with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar as a low-oil dressing. This is a good relish with hot rice and grilled beef or tofu. 

Green Tea Marinated Cucumbers


Quantity Ingredients
Green Tea Vinaigrette
1 cup strong green tea
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tsp shredded, dried seaweed, if available OR 1 dash hot pepper sauce
3 small cucumbers, sliced into chunks


1. To make green tea, pour hot but not boiling water over teabags and steep for 5 minutes. Use one teabag for every cup of hot water. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds and dried seaweed. Toss with cucumbers. Cover and marinated for at least 2 hours before serving. 

Source: Celestial Seasonings website at