Light Cucumber Salad with a Thai Red Pepper Lime Dressing

Light Cucumber Salad with a Thai Red Pepper Lime Dressing

My own version of my favorite salad at my local Thai restaurant: cucumber with red and green onion and paired with a refreshing light lime dressing.

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Light and healthy cucumber salad with red onion and scallion, paired with a delicious Thai dressing made with fresh lime, a touch of fish sauce, and a dash of red pepper flakes for a nice kick.

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber (1 large, julienne)
  • Red Onion (1/4 of a red onion, julienne)
  • Scallion (2 stalks, diced)

Dressing:

  • Rice Vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1 tablespoon)
  • Fish Sauce (2 tablespoons)
  • Vegetable Oil with no flavor, like safflower, canola or  grape seed (2 tablespoons)
  • Red Hot Pepper Flakes (1 teaspoon)
  • Lime (juice of 1 lime)

Ingredients you will need:

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Instructions:

1) Prepare dressing.  In a small bowl, add rice vinegar and honey.  With spoon, dissolve the honey into vinegar (make sure all of the honey is dissolved into vinegar).

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2) To the honey vinegar, add fish sauce and squeeze juice of 1 lime.  Then add vegetable oil and red hot pepper flakes.  With spoon, mix dressing.  Leave dressing aside.

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3) Slice ends of cucumber and slice into 1/3 pieces.  With a mandolin slice cucumber into julienne pieces.  Transfer sliced cucumber into a large bowl.

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4) Slice onion in half.  With mandolin, take one half of the onion and slice half of the half onion into thin julienne pieces, so you are just slicing 1/4 of one whole onion. Add sliced onion to cucumber.

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5) Dice your scallions and add to cucumber and onion.

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6) Add dressing and toss with a tong.

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Serves 2-3

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Comments

    • Moon Cho says

      I love leeks. If you plan to use leek raw, I would use the soft white part of the leek, not the hard green part. Let me know how it tastes with the leeks!

  1. maria says

    Hi! I tried this in my kitchen and taste so yummy! me and my husband love it! a rockstar in our kitchen. Thank you for sharing your recipe.