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Ajad (Authentic Thai Cucumber Salad)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This fresh pickle is the classic accompaniment to many deep-fried and barbequed Thai appetizers and some curries. It's best made a few hours before serving."
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4 h 15 m servings 93
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar and salt are dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning so the pickling liquid is pleasantly sweet, sour, and lightly salty.
  2. Combine cucumbers, shallots, and chile peppers in a large bowl. Cover with pickling liquid. Refrigerate for a few hours to let flavors combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 93 calories; 0.3 22.9 2.5 0 590 Full nutrition

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