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Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Thai Cucumber Salad is sweet and spicy while being cool and refreshing. Just a handful of ingredients and in a few minutes you have the perfect summer side dish!
Course Salads
Cuisine Thai
Keyword cucumber, quick pickles, salad, side dish, thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 75
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar see notes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste like sambal oelek
  • 1 teaspoon basil chopped fresh
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped fresh
  • 1 teaspoon mint chopped fresh
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts lightly salted or unsalted and chopped


  • In a small saucepan, measure and add the rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium and simmer until syrupy. About 5 minutes.
  • Pour the vinegar syrup into a mixing bowl to cool.
  • Once cooled, add the cucumber, red onion slices and sambal oelek. Use tongs to toss to combine. Let the cucumber soak up the syrup for about 5 minutes. Then toss one more time before transfering to a serving dish.
  • Top with the chopped herbs and peanuts.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg