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Sweet and spicy Asian Cucumber Salad packed with crispy fresh vegetables and tossed with a light Thai dressing!

Do you have a restaurant you go to where you always order the same dish?

I have a lot of restaurants like this especially a particular Thai restaurant. I just love Thai food and the menu at this restaurant has a lot to choose from.

Asian Cucumber Salad bowl

Asian Cucumber Salad

A coworker and I always got Thai food over our lunch break.  I walked in saying I was going to try something new but when it came down to it I got the same thing. The lunch special (spicy basil chicken) with a small little chicken soup and an Asian Cucumber Salad.  I could never move past this combination due to the fear that whatever I ordered just wouldn’t live up to it.

Now back to that Asian Cucumber Salad. I  crave salads a lot and this one of those. I recreated it at home because it seemed easy enough, healthy and I knew my husband wouldn’t touch it (he hates cucumbers) so I would have it all to myself! 😉

Thai Asian Cucumber Salad

This Asian Cucumber Salad recipe is very similar to the one I get at my favorite Thai restaurant thanks to Alice at Savory Sweet Life. I added 1 jalapeno to my salad for a little extra spice but feel free to leave that out. I just love the crunch of cucumbers and how refreshing this salad is.  The spice and sweetness mix perfectly together.

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Asian Cucumber Salad recipe

Asian Cucumber Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

A sweet and spicy Asian cucumber salad is refreshing and the perfect amount of crunch.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. of thai chili garlic sauce
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a microwavable bowl add rice vinegar, sugar, chili garlic sauce, and salt.
  2. Heat the bowl in the microwave for 40 seconds.
  3. Stir the vinaigrette until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. In a medium size bowl add the cucumber, carrot and red onion.
  5. Pour vinaigrette over the cucumber mixture and toss until the salad is coated in the vinaigrette.
  6. Cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Garnish with the jalapenos.

Recipe from Savory Sweet Life

Have a great Monday!

Julia

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Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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Shari

Friday 21st of October 2016

Julia, Where do I get the jalapeño chili? Is it fresh or in a jar? Thanks Shari

Julia

Saturday 22nd of October 2016

It is just a jalapeño pepper that you find in the produce section. For the chili garlic sauce you can usually find that in the Asian section {not the cold section}. Hope you like it.

Anita

Monday 10th of August 2015

Thanks for the recipe. I have tons of Asian cucumbers this year. I grew some of my own Asian cucumbers this year - got the seeds from an Asian store. You should try it. Here are some pictures from my blog.. http://earthlychow.com/asian-cucumber-tien-chin-long

Mary @ Fit and Fed

Saturday 10th of August 2013

So pretty, your photography really brought out the colors of the produce. And light and refreshing, perfect for summer.

Julia

Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Thanks Mary!

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Tuesday 30th of July 2013

This looks so good and refreshing! I love that pickle-y thing going on. And also that you made it since your husband will leave it alone ;-)

Julia

Wednesday 31st of July 2013

:) agreed!