Thai Cucumber Relish – Ajad

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Thai Cucumber Relish packs a nice shot of umami!


Thai Cucumber Relish – Ajad

This quick, spicy-sweet relish makes a perfect picnic side. Use this make-ahead sweet-and sour condiment to brighten thai inspired meal. Ajad is a popular street food condiment in Thailand, intended to bring a bit of acidity and bite as it cuts through the heartier and greasier foods that are so delicious in Thai cuisine. This fresh pickle is the classic accompaniment to many deep-fried and BBQ Thai appetizers and some curries.

Serve this Thai cucumber relish with Thai Garlic Pepper Chicken, some tasty Thai Larb or how about some Thai Chicken & Broccoli.

Store leftovers in fridge, use within 48 hours.

  • Author: Saveur
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1⁄4 fresno chile, finely chopped
  • 4 small shallots, sliced thin
  • 1 small cucumber, quartered lengthwise, sliced thin


  1. Stir sugar, vinegar, salt, and 1⁄4 cup boiling water in a bowl; let cool. Stir in cilantro, chile, shallots, and cucumber before serving.


  • Serving Size: 4
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