Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

The first time I made this salad I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so I made 2 substitutions that came out VERY GOOD. Instead of the fresh pepper I used dry chili de arbol (pretty spicy)and I used mint instead of cilantro. The thinner you sliced the cucumber, the better. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. Add the pounded hot peppers and garlic. Stir well.
  2. Toss the cucumbers and shallots with the sauce and cilantro.
  3. Chill.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Most Helpful

seemed like it needed some salt.

emilynye April 30, 2010

Very refreshing cuke salad. I used 1/2 tsp. Siracha hot sauce instead of mashing the jalapenos. Will make this again.

nott November 14, 2008

This is a deliciously spicy salad, easy to make with ingredients we almost always have on hand (although I didn't have the peanuts and used green onion in place of the shallots).

JustJanS March 04, 2008