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Cucumber Salad With Lemon Grass

HolidayKitchen's picture
A great refreshing treat for you this summer. Try this easy to make delicious summertime special – the cucumber salad – and add that cool effect to your everyday cooking.
  Lemongrass stalk 2 , chopped (Use white part)
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brown rice vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cucumbers 2 Pound, peeled seeded and thinly sliced
  Jalapeno 1 , seeded and minced
  Scallions 3 , thinly sliced diagonally
  Fresh cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Peanuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), roughly chopped

1. In a blending jar add in the lemon grass, sugar, curry powder, garlic, salt and brown rice vinegar. Blend for few minutes.
2. In a medium bowl add in the cucumbers, jalapeno, scallions, and cilantro.
3. Pour in the dressing and mix well. Let the salad marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Garnish Cucumber Salad with peanuts and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Thai, Appetizer
Sweet Sour
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Do you know the secret behind the fabulous taste of Thai cucumber salad? Watch this recipe video to learn about the secret. It is the marinade, prepared with special Thai spices and herbs, which offers this exceptional taste. You too can prepare this at home, after learning the tricks from the chef.

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rdoolan's picture
Just a tip - I can't always find fresh lemongrass in my supermarket, so prefer to use Gourmet Garden lemongrass paste. It's sold in the fresh produce department at Safeway and lots of other supermarkets. The tube has plenty of servings and is already prepared for me, which saves a lot of preparation time. Lasts for 3 months in the fridge and 6 months in the freezer. has a store locator and some other lemongrass recipes.