Sunday, May 8, 2016

Kabocha Salad

Kabocha is an Asian variety of winter melon from Japan commonly called Japanese pumpkin.  It has a strong yet sweet flavor and moist, fluffy texture, which is like chestnuts. It slightly more expensive than our local pumpkin.  I bought a quarter back and decided to make salad with it.  Love this Kabocha salad. The salad has slices of Japanese cucumber and raisins added to give it flavors and texture . Every mouthful is deliciously good and  I can't stop eating them. I had double servings though :)  I chilled it in the fridge before so good !  Simple and healthy too ! A keeper for sure ! 

the nutty flavor and sweetness from the Kabocha 
is worth the time making this salad :)

the Japanese cucumber and raisins gives the salad texture

I love my Nikon with th 35mm f1:1.8 g

Kabocha Salad -  adapted from Japanese Cooking 101


1/4 -1/3 Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin )
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Japanese or 2 small cucumbers
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp Japanese mayonaise
raisins *optional
black pepper to taste *optional


Peel and dice Kabocha and place them in a microwave safe dish. Cover and cook about 6 minutes in microwave or until soft. Mash Kabocha slightly. Add lemon juice and let it cool.

Slice cucumber thinly and sprinkle salt in another bowl.  Let it sit for a few minutes and squeeze water out.

Mix Kabocha, cucumber and mayonaise.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Mix in or top with some raisins.


  1. No way that I can find some pumpkins at this time of year..can you believe that you can't even find a cauliflower when spring arrives? This looks so tasty!

    1. Angie, I believe you...wait for the autumn season to make this is really good :)


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