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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thai Cucumber Salad


I first had this in a small Thai restaurant on Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA.  It has long since disappeared, and I cannot find another real, authentic Thai place in the Washington area!  In any case here is the fabulous, simple-to-prepare recipe.  It is sweet, fragrant, no fat, and cool for summer:

Thai Cucumber Salad

* 1 lg. cucumber, peeled, and cut into very thin slices

* 1/2 medium Vidalia or other sweet onion, sliced thinly

* 1 Tbsp. whole coriander seeds, pounded medium in a mortar and pestle

* 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

* 2 pinches salt

* 1 Tbsp. sugar

- Peel and slice the cucumber

- In a serving bowl place the balsamic, salt, sugar, and coriander seeds and mix

- Put in the cucumber and the onion and mix well

- Let sit for 1 hr. and serve

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