Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

In this refreshing salad, crisp cucumbers and aromatic cilantro are tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice, fish sauce and fiery Thai chiles.

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  • Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Thai chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 English cucumbers—halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup packed cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice with the fish sauce, sugar, chiles, garlic and oil. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers, cilantro, peanuts and onion. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Season with salt and serve right away.

Contributed By Photo © Heather Chontos Published February 2013

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