Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Thai Cucumber Salad

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"This sweet and tangy summer salad of cucumber, cilantro, and peanuts with just a hint of heat is always a hit at picnics and potlucks since it doesn't need to be refrigerated and you're pretty much guaranteed to be the only one bringing this dish!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Toss the cucumbers with the salt in a colander, and leave in the sink to drain for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water, then drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Whisk together the sugar and vinegar in a mixing bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro; toss to combine. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2009

This was just like the restaurant's peanut cucumber salad that I always order. The only difference is that they also serve it with some shredded carrots and chopped red onion which I added. It's more sweet then spicy so if you want a little more zing then sweet, I suggest that you add an extra jalapeno and cut the sugar by 1/3. I will definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2011

I have no regrets for trying this, but I don't plan on making it again. Even cutting back on the sugar (I used Splenda) and vinegar this was still a little too sweet and tangy for me. The peanuts didn't appeal to me, so I omitted them, and I do admit that may have compromised the ultimate intent of this recipe both in flavor as well as contrasts in textures. Still, it's a good salad we had no problem eating, and I liked the additions of the cilantro and jalapeno, which not only pepped the flavor up, but made this a very pretty salad as well.

Apr 02, 2009

This was tasty. I made this in advance and the cucumber shed all the water so it really had a lot of liquid in it. next time I'll remember to assemble it shortly before I eat it.

Aug 20, 2008

I recently helped my date make this salad for dinner and it turned out amazing. The salad is very easy to make and the flavors are very refreshing. If you’re looking for a simple salad give this one a try and you won’t be disappointed.

Aug 13, 2008

This was very good! The mix of flavors was wonderful. We really liked the cilantro and jalapeno in this. Great way to use up home grown cukes! Thanks for sharing.

Aug 31, 2008

This wasn't bad but I wasn't completely satisfied (I'd probably give it a 4.5 if that was an option). I think it might be helpful for the cucumbers to be sliced into strips in order for the flavor of the cucumber to be infused with the strong cilantro-vinegar dressing. Also, it's crucial to use fresh jalapenos - the canned ones just won't cut it. We actually ate this with turkey tacos and they were good!

Dec 26, 2008

This was sooo good! I added fresh basil and crushed red pepper!

Feb 03, 2011

Enjoyed this easy salad which could be served as a side dish or on its own for lunch. Added some red onion slices for color, served on lettuce leaves with a squeeze of lime. I didn't measure the salt, and I think I may have added too much because even after rinsing really well and patting dry, the cukes still were pretty salty. My bad, I guess.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 1751 mg
  • 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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