Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad is a great side dish for coconut milk based curries, fried fish cakes or satay.



  1. Dissolve the sugar & salt in the water. It helps if you heat the water first. Add the vinegar.
  2. Slice the cucumbers in half, lengthwise, then lay on their flat cut sides for easier chopping. Chop into thin slices. Slice the shallots into thin slices & chilies into small rounds as well.
  3. In a small bowl, cover the cucumbers, shallots & chilies with the syrup mixture. Leave in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours before your meal.


Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad is usually served with coconut-based curries, fish cakes and satay. It's sweet, tart & spice helps cut the heaviness of the coconut milk or oil.