This Cucumber Salad with Peanuts & Sweet Chili Sauce Is a Light & Flavorful Side Idea

Thai sweet chili sauce is a condiment often used for dipping that features a mix of chiles and garlic with a sweet base; it has a texture similar to honey. On its own, it adds balance and a hint of spice to savory dishes, or it can be combined with vinegar and salt as we do here for a punchy drizzle over fresh sliced cucumber.

Cucumber Salad with Peanuts
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 large English cucumber (about 1 pound)

  • ¼ medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)

  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, roughly chopped or crushed

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar or rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Place the cucumber slices in a large bowl with onion, cilantro and peanuts.

  2. Stir vinegar, sweet chili sauce and salt In a small bowl until the salt is dissolved. Drizzle over the cucumber salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 118IU 2%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Vitamin K 8mcg 7%
Sodium 331mg 14%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 160mg 3%

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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