Perfect for the Thai Turkey dish as a side. It's just the two of us so I used 1 cucumber and cut the marinade in half just like JanuaryBride. I also substitued lemon juice since I didn't have lime and it was very good. I didn't have fresh or whole dried red chilli peppers so I used red pepper flakes for the heat. I will keep this recipe on hand and make it again.
YUM! I used 1 cucumber and then cut the marinade in half. It was delicious after sitting for only about 30 minutes. I will certainly make this again.
This is definitely the best cucumber salad recipe I've ever come across -- the strong flavors are a perfect combination of sweet, tart and spicy! I kept the skin on for extra nutrients and it turned out well, although if you do the same, you should make sure you taste the skin first for bitterness (and buy organic). I substituted lime with lemon juice because that's what I had on hand and it turned out well.
Nice refeshing strong flavor.
This is definately the best thing that can be done with cucumbers. Next time I will add more chili. I used shallots instead of scallions and a mix of tarragon, oregano and rosemary in the absence of basil. Still loved it.
We make this once at least once a week. If I cannot find red chili pepper, I use red pepper flakes. Leftovers are great for lunch and easier to pack than salad with dressing on the side.
This was terrific. I made it exactly as written; I only wish I'd doubled the recipe so we'd have some leftovers. This is now my new favorite cucumber salad. The blend of flavors was just fabulous, and the texture was great -- very crunchy. Thanks so much for posting this!
Awesome, Delicious, Fantaboulus, I love it!!!