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Thai Cucumber Salad Recipes

This salad is one among the very first recipes I ever posted on Budget Bytes. Like, way back once I was still taking photos with my pre-smart-phone era phone. Yikes! Because this Thai Cucumber Salad remains one among my favorite dishes and my favorite thanks to spend all those delicious and cheap cucumbers whenever they’re in season, I had to repost it and provides it the right attention it needs. This Thai Cucumber salad is insanely simple, super fresh in flavor, and makes an incredible side to any Asian inspired meal (like the Hoisin fry Bowls that I made this week).

So, if this Thai Cucumber recipe is new you, I hope it becomes one among your go-to fav’s because it has on behalf of me . it'll serve you well!

Thai Cucumber Salad Recipes
Thai Cucumber Salad Recipes

I always get questions on what sort of vinegar are often utilized in place of the rice vinegar during this recipe and that i need to strongly urge you to not substitute the rice vinegar. Rice vinegar features a uniquely mild flavor and acidity that's just perfect for this recipe. I find that white vinegar and apple vinegar are both a touch too strong.

Rice vinegar is fairly inexpensive, are often found within the Asian section of most major grocery stores, and can stay good in your pantry for almost forever. If you create Budget Bytes recipes on the regular, I promise it'll get used again! actually , here may be a direct link to all or any the recipes on my website that use Rice Vinegar.

Thai Cucumber Salad Recipes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Peel and slice the cucumber using your favorite method (see photos below for my technique). Place the sliced cucumbers in a large bowl.
  3. Chop the peanuts into smaller pieces, if desired. Slice the green onions.
  4. 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.