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4.88 from 64 votes

Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing, and vibrant in flavor. This super fast dish makes a great side to any Asian inspired meal. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Total Cost: $2.84 recipe / $0.47 serving
Servings: 6
Author: Beth M



  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar $0.59
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil $0.06
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes $0.03
  • 1/2 tsp salt $0.02


  • 2 large cucumbers $1.60
  • 3 green onions $0.25
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts $0.19


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