Cold Cucumber Soup or Salad Southeast Asian style

By • July 8, 2012 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: This is an incredible easy recipe without any cooking involved. It is perfect for hot summer days. The quantities are completely flexible just start with as many cucumbers as you want and then taste, taste, taste.Sipa

Serves as many as you want

  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Thai Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Sugar
  • Thai Fish Sauce
  • Lime Juice
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Peanuts
  1. In a bowl place coarsely chopped cucumbers. Add chopped or chiffonade leaves of cilantro, mint, and basil to bowl.
  2. Depending on how many cucumbers you begin with add about 1 teaspoon of sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and a dash of red pepper flakes to bowl of cucumbers and herbs. Taste and then continuing adding them until you get them taste you like.
  3. For a salad you're done. For soup place half the mixture in a blender and blend until smooth then combine the two mixtures or puree it all until it's a texture you like. Refrigerate until cold. This will be better after it has time to age for a few hours or overnight.
  4. To serve top with coarsely chopped peanuts.
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almost 2 years ago Sipa

Thank you veghead, I'm so glad you liked it.

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almost 2 years ago veghead

I just made this recipe. It is so amazing and simple. Thank you!

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about 2 years ago Sipa

I'm having problems editing this. Step two should really say begin with 1 tsp. sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and a dash of red pepper flakes.