Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad

    45 minutes

    A great sweet and tangy summer salad based on cucumber, coriander and peanuts. It's great at picnics and has just a bit of heat.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 large cucumbers, sliced (and peeled if you prefer)
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) rice wine vinegar
    • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
    • half a bunch of coriander, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (90g) chopped peanuts

    Preparation:45min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    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, jalapenos, and coriander; toss to combine. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top before serving.

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    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.  -  12 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  31 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  20 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)