Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad

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This morning I checked my email to find one of Kalyn’s latest post, Wake-Up-Your-Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad and I immediately knew what I was making for lunch.

Of course I modified the idea using what I had on hand. The result couldn’t have been more satisfying! It was fresh, light, tasty, and REALLY filling. I guess eating a whole large cucumber will do that to you!

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew SaladI think simple salads are going to be my new “thing.” Sometimes I get caught up on the idea a salad needs start with lettuce or “greens.” SO not the case.

Anyway, here’s what I did…

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1/2 tsp tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large English/Fancy cucumber
  • 1/4 cup mint chopped
  • 1oz cashews (28g)

Whisk the lime juice, soy sauce, honey, tabasco, and minced garlic together to make the dressing.

Let it sit.

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad - the dressing

Chop the cucumber into bite size pieces. Just quarter and then slice.

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad - the cucumber

Chop the mint. I happen to still have fresh in my small herb garden.

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad - herb garden

It’s surviving the cold quite well!

If you don’t have fresh, a pinch or 2 of dried would be just as good.

Toss the mint and cucumbers together.

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad - add mint

Pour on the dressing and toss to coat everything. Pile on a plate and enjoy!

Thai Inspired Cucumber Cashew Salad - all done!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
250 13g 4g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 2g 34g 8g
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8 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Steph

    This sounds awesome. Can’t wait to try it. Love the idea of “non-salad” salads, looking forward to seeing what else you come up with :)

  2. Kristen

    I just made this for lunch, I used chili garlic paste instead of the Tabasco and minced garlic and cilantro since I didn’t have mint, topped with some extra bean sprouts from last night, it was great!

  3. Jessica

    Thanks so much for this recipe, it was delicious! I added sliced grapes and put it over brown rice, and it was a great cold lunch! I didn’t have Tabasco sauce so I added just a PINCH of cayenne pepper. It was very filling with the brown rice.

  4. Gloria

    This was very tasty! Hubby & I loved the twang the tabasco imparted to this salad. I served it with a teriyaki pork tenderloin & basmati rice. I will definitely make this again! Next time I’ll try it with your Chinese 5 Spice Pork Loin recipe.

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