Thai Cucumber Salad

This easy dish is great as a side for a variety of meals, especially dishes that contain dried spices like yellow curry or satay.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 pickling cucumbers
  • 1 red serrano pepper, thinly-sliced crosswise
  • 1 thinly sliced shallot
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped cilantro


  • In a medium saucepan, bring white vinegar, sugar, water, and salt to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Quarter the cucumber lengthwise and slice it thinly. In a mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, serrano, shallot, ginger, and cilantro and toss with dressing. Let salad rest for 20 minutes.