Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts Recipe

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Taylor Published: May 13, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

The sweet and tangy cucumber salad gains a pleasant crunch from the addition of peanuts. You can have it as it is or serve it on the side of grilled meats.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Salad:

  • ½red onion,very thinly sliced
  • 2largeEnglish cucumbers,halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise ¼ inch thick
  • cupfresh cilantro,packed chopped
  • ½cupsalted peanuts
  • 1largejalapeño pepper,seeded and minced
  • ¼tspsalt,optional

For Dressing:

  • ¼cupfresh lime juice
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,or canola oil
  • tbspfish sauce
  • 2tbspsugar
  • 1clovegarlic,minced


  1. Place the onions in a small bowl of cold water. Let sit for ten minutes, then drain well and pat dry with a paper towel.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the drained red onions, cucumbers, cilantro, peanuts and jalapeño pepper. Set aside.


  1. Combine the lime juice, oil, fish sauce, sugar and garlic in a small bowl and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

  2. Taste and add salt if necessary. Serve the salad within 30 minutes.


  • Calories: 230.86kcal
  • Fat: 16.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.15g
  • Fiber: 2.79g
  • Sugar: 11.01g
  • Protein: 6.11g
  • Sodium: 609.64mg
  • Calcium: 46.12mg
  • Potassium: 417.82mg
  • Iron: 0.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 14.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.72mg
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