Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Thai cucumber salad recipe? Learn how to make Thai cucumber salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by nrskelley

Makes 4 servings



* If serving this salad as the main course, add 1 cup cooked baby shrimp as a protein source. * Note that the longer this salad sits, the more liquid will gather at the bottom of the bowl or plate (some of this is juice from the cucumber - the rest is the dressing). If you want to make it ahead of time, just be sure to re-toss the salad before serving. This salad is best eaten within 3-4 hours. ENJOY!

Recipe Ingredients for Thai cucumber salad

1 large cucumber
1/4 cup red onion
2 green onions,
1/2 cup red pepper
1/2 cup cilantro,
1/4 cup peanuts
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tsp. shrimp paste
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to taste)
1/2 tsp. sugar

Recipe Directions for Thai cucumber salad

  1. 1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, then repeat with each half until you have a number of long strips. Now slice the other way to dice the cucumber. Place in a salad bowl.

  2. 2. Add the shallot, green onion, chili/red pepper, and coriander to the cucumber. If desired, keep back a little extra coriander to garnish the salad.

  3. 3. Combine the dressing ingredients together in a cup, stirring to dissolve the shrimp paste. Note that the dressing will taste pungent now, but will be perfect once it is on the salad.

  4. 4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well.

  5. 5. To serve, scoop or slide salad onto a serving platter or place in a serving bowl. Top with the ground/chopped peanuts, plus extra coriander. If desired, garnish with a slice of lime. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 hours.*

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 130.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
81
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
976mg
41%
Potassium
282mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
7.8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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