Pickled Cucumber Salad (Dan's Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 mins

My son Dan often makes this for me as I love it. The most important thing is the cucumber, the rest of the herbs and veg are really up to you (rocket and red bell pepper are good in it too). Thai basil would be good in there as would Vietnamese mint. Taste the "dressing" and decide if the balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot is right for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a vegie peeler, slice the cucumber into ribbons discarding the seedy centre.
  2. Bring the fish sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, turmeric, onion wedges and sliced chilli to the boil. Simmer a few minutes, then remove from the heat and toss through the cucumber ribbons. Allow to cool.
  3. Add in the remaining herbs and veg and serve.