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Cucumber peach salad recipe at lynnecurry.com.

Thai-style Cucumber, Peach and Basil Leaf Salad with Cashews

Peaches go savory with cucumbers in this refreshing summer salad. Use any type of fresh cucumber, such as lemon cucumber, Persian or English. Serve it with grilled halibut, chicken or shrimp or rice noodles.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Asian
Keyword cucumber salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lynne Curry


  • 3 medium (about 1 1/2 pounds) cucumbers, very thinly sliced
  • 2 large (about 1 pound) peaches, pitted and cut into wedges about 1/2 inch wide
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup best-quality fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews


  1. Combine the cucumbers and peaches in a large mixing bowl with the scallions, garlic, and chile. Add the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and toss gently to combine well. Let sit for about 10 minutes. 

  2. Toss again and taste for seasoning. The salad will hold in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.

  3. Just before serving, add the basil leaves and cashews and serve.