Quinoa Recipes

Thai Cucumber Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing

Thai Cucumber Salad with Sweet Chili Dressing

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes


Serves 4


3 large cucumbers, peeled; trimmed and very thinly sliced into rounds

1 tablespoon salt

⅓ cup white sugar

½ cup rice wine vinegar

2 fresh red Thai chili peppers, rinsed; seeded and diced

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and pressed

¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

¼ cup peanuts, crushed or finely chopped


Toss the cucumbers with the salt in a large colander; drain in the sink for 30 minutes. The salt will pull the moisture from the cucumbers. Rinse the cucumbers with cold water; drain again and pat dry with absorbent paper towels, gently pressing to remove as much extra moisture as possible.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar and vinegar until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumbers, peppers, garlic, and cilantro; toss to combine and coat. Divide salad among serving plates and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Serve.

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