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Thai-style marinated cucumber salad

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Thai-style marinated cucumber salad

Serves 4 1h 10 min
This is a good way of dressing up cucumber so that it holds its own as an independent dish. It's goes well with a barbecue, particularly with fish.


  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed with a teaspoon or knife
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 bunched onions, sliced
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • small handful fresh coriander


Prep time: 1h
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Put the cucumber in a colander over a bowl. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt. Leave for 1 hour.
  • Step 2

    Drain off the liquid and pat the cucumber dry with kitchen paper.
  • Step 3

    In a small saucepan, gently heat the sugar, the other ½ teaspoon of salt and the vinegar until the sugar has just dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Step 4

    In a serving bowl, mix the cucumber, onions and chilli.
  • Step 5

    Pour over the cooled dressing and stir to combine. Sprinkle over the coriander leaves to serve.

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