Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Salad)
Sweet and Sour Cucumber Recipe
Short, fat cucumbers are a common sight
in the markets of Vietnam. Because they are so refreshing, they are either
peeled and eaten as a snack and dressed with lime and herbs for a
delightful accompaniment to meat, poultry and seafood dishes. This salad
is a great addition to the summer barbecue or salad table. Ingredients :
Green Thai chilies, seeded and finely sliced
Shallots, halved and finely sliced
Fresh coriander (cilantro), stalks removed, leaves finely chopped
Fresh mint, stalks removed, leaves finely chopped
Use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of
the cucumber peel.
Halve the cucumber lengthways and cut into
Place the slices on a plate and sprinkle
with a little salt.
Leave to stand for 15 minutes, then rinse
In a bowl, mix the sugar with the vinegar
until it has dissolved, then stir in the lime juice and a little salt to
Add the chilies, shallots, herbs and
cucumber to the dressing.
Leave to stand for 15-20 minutes to allow
the flavors to mingle before serving.
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