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4.62 from 42 votes

Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad is the perfect side dish for any occasion. It is incredibly quick and easy to make but packs a serious flavour punch!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad, thai cucumber salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu


  • cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 medium red Thai chile pepper finely chopped
  • 1 large english cucumber spiral cut or slice
  • 2 medium shallots finely diced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste


  • Combine rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and red Thai chile pepper in a small mixing bowl. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients really well. 
  • In another small bowl, combine the cucumber, shallots and red pepper flakes. Use a wooden spoon to mix well. 
  • Pour liquid mixture over cucumber mixture. Toss until cucumbers are coated well. Place in fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Serve in a bowl or on a platter!


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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Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg