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Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad is incredibly quick and easy to make. This simple recipe uses only a few ingredients but packs a serious flavour punch!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad, thai cucumber salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu

Ingredients

  • cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 red Thai chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, spiralized or sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste

Instructions

  • Combine rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and red Thai chile pepper in a small bowl. Mix well. 
  • In another small bowl, combine cucumber, shallots and red pepper flakes. Mix well. 
  • Pour liquid mixture over cucumber mixture. Toss until cucumbers are coated well. Place in fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Serve with a big old spicy smile!

Notes

Recipe inspired by Thai Cucumber Salad and Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad from Kraft. 
 
You can add peanuts to this recipe if you like!
 
In a pinch you can substitute salad dressing and Thai Chili sauce instead of using rice vinegar, sugar and sesame oil. I've done it on occasion and it tastes amazing!! 
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 136mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg