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Thai Cucumber Salad

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.