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Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad

Thai Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Salad- Fresh Cucumber dressed with a Thai dressing made with Vinegar,Honey,Soy Sauce Coriander and Mint.
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 142kcal
Author Chhavi


  • 3-4 English Cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoon Peanuts roasted skinless
  • 2-3 tablespoon Coriander fresh, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon Mint Leaves Chopped


  • 1 Thai Red Chillies Deseeded & Chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Lime - Juiced
  • 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
  • Salt to Taste


  • Cut/Spiralize the Cucumbers .Cucumbers can be cut in any way you want- You can just slice them into roundels or chop them up into bite sized pieces.
  • Mix everything listed in the dressing.Season with salt. Taste check. It should be pretty strong in every aspect.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cucumbers, Cilantro & Mint leaves
  • Add the dressing to the cucumbers. Give it a mix.
  • Mix it up and garnish with peanuts.



The bird eye chilies are super spicy. So
a) Use gloves while handling the chilies(The heat leeches into the skin and it a big big pain!)
b)De seed them
c) If you cant handle spice, do not use them! Use any other fresh red Chilies around you. Or only use chili flakes.

Substitutions & Notes

Fresh Red Chili - You can use any milder red chili too. Removing the seeds of the chili reduces the heat a lot. You can also skip this and use just chilie flakes instead.
Cucumber - English, Persian, Chinese, Japanese, any cucumber with thin skin and less seeds will work.
Soy Sauce- Use coconut Aminos or Tamari for a gluten free option
Vegan Cucumber Salad - The Salad is vegetarian by itself. Just swap out the honey for maple syrup to make it vegan


For Best results, serve the salad immediately. As the Salad sits, the cucumber looses it's water and becomes a little limp, especially if its been cut too thin. But the taste is nevertheless on point.
It can last on the counter without massive deterioration for 1 hour, after which it gets progressively soggy(but not in edible)


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg