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Crunch Asian cucumber salad in a white bowl with dressing in a mason jar being drizzled on top
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Crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad (15 minutes)

This crunchy Asian cucumber salad is cool, refreshing and perfect for summer! Simple to prepare and made with fresh cucumber, cilantro, shallots and peanuts tossed in a rice wine vinaigrette, it's a great way to cool down in the heat.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8
Calories: 108kcal

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar (seasoned or unseasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • salt + pepper to taste

Salad

  • 2 long English cucumbers sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves (loosely packed)
  • 1-2 Thai chiles (OPTIONAL- de-seeded and diced)
  • 2 shallots (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts

Instructions

  • In a jar or salad dressing shaker, add the rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Shake to combine.
  • Toss salad ingredients with the vinaigrette.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

Storage
This salad does not keep well and should not be prepared in advance.
Dressing may be assembled ahead and stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Swaps
  • swap the peanuts for toasted sesame seeds
  • swap the Thai red chiles for sliced red pepper
  • swap the shallot for regular red onion
  • swap the cilantro for Thai basil

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg