It’s been called “a tropical paradise in your mouth.” Thai Cucumber Salad is sweet and tangy, savory and refreshing, and full of DELICIOUS Asian flavor! Home cooks around the world made this recipe go viral, and after taking your first bite you’ll know exactly why. Thanks to the famous food blog Budget Bytes, this salad is not only ridiculously simple and irresistibly satisfying, it’s also fast and inexpensive.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
2 large cucumbers
3 green onions
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and salt. Set the dressing aside to give it time to blend.
Peel and slice the cucumber using your favorite method (see photos below for my technique). Place the sliced cucumbers in a large bowl.
Chop the peanuts into smaller pieces, if desired. Slice the green onions.
Add the dressing, peanuts, and green onions to the sliced cucumbers. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat. Give the salad a brief stir before serving to redistribute the dressing and flavors.