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Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai cucumber salad with bold flavours of red onion and crunch of peanuts. Super easy to put together, light refreshing fresh Asian inspired ingredients create a perfect salad or side dish to pair with any asian meal. Its ready in 10 minutes and tastes awesome as a meal by itself or a great side to any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: cucumber salad, salad, salad recipe, Thai salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 3
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 Cucumbers English cucumbers
  • ½ Red Onion sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup Peanuts Roasted and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro Coriander leaves
  • 1 Thai Red Chilies thinly sliced
  • For Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Thai ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt – To taste.


Prepare The Dressing

  • Combine together sesame oil, lemon juice, light soy sauce, salt, sugar and mixed ginger stir to combine nicely.

Make Salad

  • Slice cucumbers thinly, approximately into ¼ inch roundels
  • Slice onion it into  two halves and slice it into ¼ inch and separate the layers.
  • In a bowl add sliced cucumbers and onions.
  • Pour dressing in the bowl, toss and enjoy a refreshing crunchy Thai cucumber salad.



If you are wondering, make it in advance. The only way I suggest is keeping dressing and salad ingredients separately and mix when you are ready to eat.
If you let the prepared salad sit in the fridge for too long the cucumbers may become soggy. That still tastes nice but l like it when cucumbers are still crunchy so I prefer to consume immediately after preparing the cucumber salad.
To make variations you can add other ingredients that are used frequently in making Thai cuisine. Sliced bell peppers, grated papaya, chickpeas, avocado, apples , shredded carrots or cabbage etc all work great as add ons.
If you want to make it vegan use gluten-free soy sauce or rice vinegar if you are using that.  You can use toasted sesame  oil for a strong nutty flavour. You can easily find it in Asian grocery store. 


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg