Potluck Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Some you of might remember me mentioning my sweet & spicy cucumber salad before.

Thai Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad | thedomesticblonde.com

Heck, some of you may have tried it (especially if you were at our housewarming party or if you read my 10 favourite recipes from 2011).

Thai Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad | thedomesticblonde.com


But I have never shared the recipe directly on the blog. Today, I’m changing that!

I recently made the recipe for probably the 6th time for my cousin De’s potluck at work (yes, I make her potluck items for her when she’s tired after a long day. Yes, I am the best cousin ever). Anyway, it was a hit, as I knew it would be… and I figured I should probably share the recipe.

Thai Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad | thedomesticblonde.com

This is a crowd-pleaser and simple to make. And, you can guarantee no duplicates at a potluck! Plus, it’s got a hint of Thai… and boy, do I love my Thai food!

Potluck Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsps vingear
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 English cucumbers, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, stir sugar with vinegar, lime juice, olive oil, sesame oil and salt until sugar is dissolved. In a large, shallow dish, mix cucumbers, jalapenos, red pepper, onions and cilantro. Pour dressing over top and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving, or overnight.
  • Steph
    May 29, 2013

    this looks amazing! What a great summer dish. I am absolutely trying this! Thanks Julia 🙂

    • Julia Kent
      May 29, 2013

      Thanks Steph! It’s really good… fresh & light. And easy!

  • Denise
    May 29, 2013

    I love this salad!!!! I made it for another BBQ after you made mine for the potluck:) You are the best!!!! xoxox

    • Julia Kent
      June 3, 2013

      Thanks DeDe – LOVE YOU!

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