Spicy Cucumber Salad with Cilantro & Peanuts

This sweet and tangy salad of cucumber, scallions and pepper gets a bit of extra crunch from dry-roasted peanuts. If possible, use a red jalapeno (or chile) to brighten the salad with a few specks of red. Cut the heat by removing the seeds before chopping.

vegan thai cucumber salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or peanut oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce (see Note)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 small red jalapeño pepper or other fresh chile pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 scallions, halved and sliced

  • 2 English cucumbers, halved, seeded and thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Stir lime juice, oil, tamari (or soy sauce), brown sugar, jalapeño (or chile) and scallions together in a large bowl. Add cucumbers, cilantro and peanuts and stir to coat. Let stand for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to marinate the cucumbers.


Note: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 167IU 3%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 23mcg 6%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 24mg 6%
Potassium 197mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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