I love our neighborhood Thai Restaurant, Thai One On. They make the best Pad Thai I’ve ever had. I also love the little side dish of cucumber salad which typically comes with our order of chicken satay. It is so light and refreshing. The perfect combination of sweet and sour. Its no wonder several Asian restaurants serve similar types of salad using the same vinaigrette, most commonly with grilled meat. Now you can prepare this at home with SSL’s recipe for Chicken Satay with Coconut Peanut Sauce. Enjoy!
Asian Cucumber Salad Recipe
1 cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
1 carrot, matchstick-julienned
1/4 cup of thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup of rice vinegar
1/4 cup of sugar (or Splenda equivalent for low carb diets)
1 tsp. of thai chili garlic sauce
pinch of salt
In a microwavable small bowl (or coffee mug) add rice vingar, sugar, chili garlic sauce, and salt. Heat the bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir the vinaigrette until the sugar is completely dissolved. In a medium size bowl add the sliced cucumbers, carrots, and red onion. Pour vinaigrette over the cucumber mixture until well tossed. Cool in the refridgerator for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy.