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Thai-Inspired Sunomono with Jalapeno, Cilantro, and Basil

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a pinch of this recipe, where most of the ingredients are to your taste preference. Two jalapenos provided plenty of delicious heat for me. Garnish with chopped nuts, sesame seeds, and sliced red chile peppers. Furikake is also great as a topping!"
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30 m servings 43
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Whisk rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, lemongrass, and soy sauce together in a large bowl. Stir in cucumbers, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and basil.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute apple cider vinegar (such as Bragg®) for the rice vinegar if desired. Peanut butter can work instead of roasted sesame oil in a pinch. Use 4 packets sugar substitute instead of the sugar if desired.
  • I haven't tried them, but fish sauce or hoisin might be great toppings as well.
  • For stronger flavor, refrigerate sunomono overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 43 calories; 2.4 5.2 0.7 0 103 Full nutrition

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This was excellent! I did make a couple of changes based on what I had. I made a different but similar cucumber recipe and ended up with leftover cucumber and decided to give this one a try. Thi...

The “backbone” of this recipe is good but quite sour.I added sugar,fish sauce,jalapeño and peanuts.