Thai Cucumber Salad

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This Thai cucumber salad is a wonderful way to prepare summer's cucumber bounty.  Adding sugar soothes the heat from the red chiles. 
10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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1/3 cup minced shallot
1/3 cup sliced green onions
4 medium cucumbers (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
2 to 4 small hot red chiles, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced (about 1 to 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine vinegar, sugar, and salt, and stir well. Add to the cucumber mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in the cilantro.

Created date

April 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 30
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 6.8 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 126 mg
Calcium 23 mg