Ajar (Thai Salad)

Ajar (Thai Salad)

This basic salad is made unique by the addition of rice vinegar, a staple of Asian cooking. Refrigerate Ajar for three hours before serving.


  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 small fresh red or green chili


1. In a medium bowl, stir vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until sugar & salt are dissolved.

2. Quarter cucumber lengthwise. Remove seeds. Cut quarters crossswise into 1/8" thick slices.

3. Add cucumber, onion, cilantro & chili to vinegar dressing; toss until combined.

4. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

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