Crunchy Thai Cucumber Salad is filled with crisp cucumbers in a slightly sweet and spicy dressings, then topped with crunchy peanuts.
Crunchy Thai Cucumber Salad has become one of my new favorite salads during the summer months because it’s so simple to make.
This cool and refreshing salad only takes a few minutes to toss together and it pairs perfectly with grilled chicken, fish or these Thai Beef Skewers!
You can use English Cucumbers, which have smaller seeds, but tend to be a little more expensive. Or you can use regular cucumbers for this salad. If you’re super fancy, you might have a ton of cucumbers coming out of your garden, which make this salad perfect for you!
I didn’t grow any cucumbers this year. In fact, I didn’t grow anything, but a few volunteer plants decided to pop up in my garden bed all on their own.
At first I thought they were zucchini plants, since I had a few very large ones last summer. We soon realized that they were pumpkin plants. I was pretty excited seeing as I’ve tried to grow pumpkins for a few years now with no success. I was hopeful that these volunteer plants would be fruitful.
We grew a pumpkin! A real, live pumpkin! It’s a little early in the season still, so we’re hoping we get a few more in time for fall.
In the meanwhile, I’ll be happily eating this Crunchy Thai Cucumber Salad all the days of the summer.
You’ll love the blend of flavors in the simple sauce, and the crunchy peanuts on top give it just the right amount of nutty balance.
Are you growing anything in your garden this year?
HELPFUL PRODUCTS TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:
Crunchy Thai Cucumber Salad
- 2 large cucumbers, chopped or sliced
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped roasted peanuts
For the Dressing:
- 4 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce, found in the Asian isle
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- dash of sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Combine the cucumber and green onions in a bowl, set aside
- Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Toss the dressing with the cucumbers and onions, then sprinkle with the roasted peanuts. Keep chilled and enjoy within 2 hours.
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