• 1 continental cucumber, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 handful roasted unsalted nuts

Dressing ingredients

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Sweet chilli sauce, to taste

Author of this recipe

Eden Farms

Eden Farms

Grower / producer

"We love cucumbers in our salads. Continental cucumbers are best eaten fresh with skin left on. They are a refreshing snack cut into shapes and sticks and they are great with dip, " grower... Read more

If you identify with the phrase “cool as a cucumber", this is the salad for you. It’s a crowd-pleasing favourite of ours that balances crunchy vegetables with a sweet dressing and dynamic flavours. Cucumber is the star ingredient here, bringing its stacked list of health benefits and refreshing juiciness to mix. The continental variety is used due to its extra-long length, tender flesh and sweet flavour.

To take the salad up a notch, South-East Asian inspired flavours like sweet chilli sauce and fresh coriander leaves are added. In Vietnamese cuisine, ingredients like chilli, garlic and fresh herbs are used interchangeably with cooling vegetables such as cucumber due to their complimentary flavour pairings.

Finish the salad with a sprinkling of roasted nuts, either straight from the packet or lightly pan-fried. This is guaranteed to make the meal irresistible when your guests dig in.

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  • Combine the cucumber, onion, garlic and coriander together in a bowl or arrange on a serving platter.
  • Sprinkle over the roasted nuts.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
  • Season to taste and serve.

Tips from the author

This recipe is brought to you by Eden Farms,growers of continental cucumbers in Queensland Australia. 

To explore more South-East Asian falvours, try these recipes:

This refreshing green papaya and cucumber salad

A spicy noodle salad with carrot, cucumber and coriander

Quick and easy grilled squid with Thai flavours

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