Rating: 4.53 stars
81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This refreshing salad goes well with fish or chicken. It makes any heavy meal feel lighter with its crisp, light flavors -- definitely a favorite in our family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt in a salad bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and chopped mint, and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend the flavors.

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  • Before serving, toss again with chopped peanuts, and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 5g; sodium 299mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (59)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2011
I was missing the tomatoes but otherwise made the recipe as written. Delicious. I was surprised to find this tasted very similar to the dipping sauce the now-closed Thai restaurant by my parents house use to serve with their satay (with more sauce and less veggies). I can't wait to share the recipe with them! Read More
(27)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2012
Had high hopes but this was just average. Made exactly as stated but used splenda to cut calories. Very healthy salad and it did have good flavor- really didn't need the peanuts. The Thai Cucumber salad from this site is similar and much better. Read More
(4)
81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2011
I was missing the tomatoes but otherwise made the recipe as written. Delicious. I was surprised to find this tasted very similar to the dipping sauce the now-closed Thai restaurant by my parents house use to serve with their satay (with more sauce and less veggies). I can't wait to share the recipe with them! Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2009
Very authentic! I modified it for my taste; used 1/4 cup sugar, increased the vinegar, 2 tbsp of fish sauce, thinly sliced jalapenos, and basil. Very good! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
we make this recipe now every time we have thai food. perfect balance for a spicy dish!!!!! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2010
I used 3 regular sized cucumbers and it still made a large bowl. I might swap the cilantro for parsley next time since we aren't big cilantro fans. I wanted to make it as written the first time. I would add more nuts too because it gave it a great unexpected cruch. Perfect amount of spice. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2011
we went a little lighter on the sugar...but this recipe is simply awesome! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Perfect beginning to a Thai meal. Sooo refreshing. And the chopped peanuts add just the right crunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
Really great recipe and really easy! I just threw everything together and let it sit for about 30 minutes before dinner. I made it mostly because I didn't have all the fancy schmancy stuff in other similar recipes and would make it again even if I did have that other stuff. We didn't even use the peanuts or mint and thought is was really yummy! Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
A good choice for school projects. Flavors are different but not scary. Easy for kids to make. Perfect blend of seasonings try this recipe exactly as written. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2011
I changed the equal amounts of vinegar and sugar to 1/2 c. vinegar and 1/4 c. sugar. I like more tang then sweet. I followed everything else except I didn't have mint or peanuts. This was excellent. I will make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2012
Had high hopes but this was just average. Made exactly as stated but used splenda to cut calories. Very healthy salad and it did have good flavor- really didn't need the peanuts. The Thai Cucumber salad from this site is similar and much better. Read More
(4)