Thai Cucumber Salad

The four pillars of Thai food; sweet, salty, sour & spicy join nicely with cucumber, red onion & cilantro for a refreshing side.

2 cups hot tap water
2 tsp salt
1-1/3 cups white vinegar
1 cup honey
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced.
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

1. Dissolve salt in hot water.
2. Add vinegar, honey and red pepper, stirring until combined.
3. Add remaining ingredients, stir and refrigerate.

Although this is great right away, make it a day ahead to achieve maximum flavor potential.

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2 Responses to “Thai Cucumber Salad”

  1. 1 Tim Griess August 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Mock French (Mustard) Dressing

    Want a great SCD Salad dressing. Boil / cook 2 small bags of carrots until soft. Drain, rinse in cool water, place in frig until cold. I usually add ice to speed the process. When cool, drain off an water (if placed in ice) and puree all the carrots. Add yellow mustard, apple vinegar, celery, onion, pimentos, salt & pepper to taste. Mix well and refrigerate. This makes a great tasting salad dressing. Is always better on day 2 & 3.

    Want a great egg salad. Add about 7-8 hard boiled and lightly pureed eggs. Yummm. Also great on a lettuce salad.

    Top salad with toasted almonds or crunchy bacon… Wow, out of this world.

    You can add some honey to dressing, but all the carrots are sweet enough for me.

    You can also add some olive oil to the carrots when pureeing them, but have I come to like it without.

    Happy experimenting.

    • 2 Paul Stocker August 10, 2010 at 12:22 am


      Thanks for the recipes, they sound great.

      Just a word of caution for the new to SCD – make sure your bacon is legal. Most bacons are cured with some non-honey sweetener.

      Also becareful with pimento. I had to investigate to learn what it really is. Fresh pimento is a variety of chili pepper and in it’s fresh state would be legal. Processed pimento may be illegal. The wikipedia entry explains that the pimento stuffed into olives most likely contains a gum, making it SCD illegal. Here’s your link:


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