This is from a Japanese cookbook, Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go but it could easily accompany any meal where you wanted a small side dish. I love little side dishes like this. I had actually steamed cauliflower the other night to make this cauliflower with salsa verde. I had some plain steamed cauliflower left over so this little pickle dish went together very quickly.
- a few small pieces of steamed cauliflower florets
- a few inches of cucumber, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sugar
The recipe also called for 1 tsp citron juice and 2 slices citron zest but I had neither of those.
Sprinkle the cucumber slices with salt and rub in, then squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible. Toss the steamed cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients.