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Quick Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

I needed a quick side to go with the Baked Chicken Nuggets, so I decided to try to make a quick cucumber salad (a la the ones I love at Thai restaurants). It turned out really good! Not the best I’ve ever had, but really good and super easy for a quick-thinking side dish.

Small bowls of sliced cucumbers and green onions.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 3T seasoned rice wine vinegar, 1T mirin, 1T honey and a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. Add in one thinly sliced seedless cucumber and 2 thinly sliced scallions (or a bit of sliced red onion or shallot). Toss together and enjoy!

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Angelica

    Check out my post [] for a similar recipe. It might be more along the lines of what you’re used to from Thai restaurants.

    Love the photo btw, mine’s crap!

  • Ashley

    Thanks, everyone!

    Angelica – that’s awesome! I’ll have to try yours out next time. Mine was good but not the best I’ve ever had. I love how easy it is to throw that together, though 🙂

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