Thai Cucumber Salad

Preparation info
  • Makes


    First-Course Servings
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

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If you want to make this salad more substantial and serve it as a main course, toss it with shredded cold roast chicken or whole cooked shellfish such as shrimp.


  • 4 regular cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • teaspoons coarse


Scrape out the seeds from the cucumber halves with a spoon, then slice the halves crosswise into crescents about ⅛ inch thick. Place the cucumbers in a bowl, sprinkle with the salt, and then toss and rub the slices for about 2 minutes, or until the salt dissolves and no longer feels gritty. Transfer the cucumbers to a colander, set it in the sink or over a bowl, and let drain for about 30 minut