Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Our neighbor got this recipe from his fave Thai restaurant. It is so light and refreshing and perfect to serve as a side dish with any Asian dinner. Be sure to use a dried chili pepper to add some heat.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 small cucumbers, seedless, peel on, cut into fourths lengthwise, then slices
  • shallot, peeled and slice thin
  • 1 Thai red chili pepper, dried chili pepper, cut into small strips, adds heat


  1. In a small pan over medium heat, bring mixture of water, sugar, vinegar, and salt to a boil. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pour over cukes, shallots and chili pepper. Serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is wonderful. Very crisp! The heat in it was perfect.

4 5

This lunch was light, crisp, and refreshing. I didn't have the proper red chile on hand and used thin slices of an orange bell pepper. I know that this reduced the heat of the recipe greatly, but it was still good.