Misozuke (Miso Pickles)

Dress up your tofu rice bowl or chicken sandwich with these easy and flavorful miso pickles.

Serving Suggestion

  • Misozuke is a term that refers to the many delicious kinds of pickled vegetables served as a snack or a garnish in Japan. They’re delicious with a tofu rice bowl, or on a sliced chicken sandwich with wasabi mayonnaise.

Nutritional Information

  • 15 calories, 0 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 35 mg. sodium, 3 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. fiber, 1 g. protein

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Meal Type
Side Dishes
Snacks & Dips
Diet Type
1 pound seedless cucumbers,sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds (do not peel)
2 teaspoons salt
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup white miso
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Toss the cucumbers with the salt and place in a colander in the sink. Put a heavy weighted bowl on top of the cucumbers to help press out any excess liquid. Let sit for 4 hours or up to overnight to drain.


Pat the cucumbers dry. In a large bowl, gently mix the cucumbers with the garlic, sugar, miso and vinegar. For a spicier pickle, eliminate the sugar and add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the miso mixture. Place the miso pickles into a pint- or quart-sized Mason jar with a tightly fitting lid and allow the pickles to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours. Rinse the pickles and pat dry before serving. Refrigerate any leftover pickles for 2 to 3 weeks.