Thai Cucumber & Tomato Salad

You've probably realized by this point that we love Thai food. We find the combination of hot chillies, fish sauce, and peanuts just perfect, but for those who prefer a little less spice, this milder (and very simple) recipe provides lots of great Thai flavour too.


  • 1 large cucumber

  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons chopped peanuts


  1. Peel the cucumber in stripes lengthwise with a vegetable peeler, alternating skinned stripes with peel for a decorative effect. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise, and then thinly slice.

  2. Place the cucumber in a salad bowl with the tomato and red onion, and mix together.

  3. Pour the rice vinegar and lime juice into a separate bowl, and stir in the sugar until dissolved.

  4. Pour the dressing over the salad;mix, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

  5. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Recipe adapted from

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