The Hydration Power of Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a wonderful food: they are so hydrating, and full of silica. Silica is absolutely wonderful for your skin. Cucumbers are great mixed into juices and smoothies, as well as in hydrating salads. This raw vegan Thai cucumber salad is very refreshing and cooling. 

I always wanted to find a recipe that mocks the sweet and sour refreshing Thai cucumber salad I used to eat at Thai restaurants. I wanted alight, Asian version of this dish, with as little processed ingredients as possible. This raw vegan Thai cucumber salad was an immediate hit! Spicy, sweet, and oh so refreshing. 

Raw Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad

Raw Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad Recipe


For the base

  • 5 Persian cucumbers julienned or made into noodles

For the dressing

  • 4-6 chillies depending on your preferred spiciness
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  • Julienne your cucumbers with a julienne peeler, or make them into noodles with a Borner julienne or spiralizer.
  • Make sure to place your sliced cucumbers in the fridge. They will become soggy and lose flavor if left outside.
  • Blend all sauce ingredients.
  • Lastly, toss cold cucumbers with the sauce.
To read more about spiralizers and vegetable slicers and pick your favorite, see my article here.

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Marina Yanay-Triner is a wellness coach and recipe developer through Soul in the Raw. Marina creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She loves to help clients go and stick to plant based eating through her powerful coaching program, combining nutrition and cooking education along with transformational mindset work. Marina adopted a whole food, plant based lifestyle over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has reversed PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. Marina is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as co-dependent.